Aerial Aircraft Carriers

November 23, 1981 – November 18, 1984

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Langley Theater entrance, Gallery 115, 1st Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

On view in this small exhibition are photographs and a film telling the story of aircraft (mother-ships) that carry other aircraft (parasites). A prime example is the Space Shuttle traveling cross-country perched atop a 747. Also on view is a model of a mythical aerial aircraft carrier complete with living facilities (including a church).