National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Flight Technology, Gallery 213, 2nd Floor, East Wing Floor Plan
This gallery explains how and why airplanes fly.
- Design Conference Theater: Puppets illustrate the fundamental of aircraft design.
- The Space Technology Theater: A project engineer and a flight test engineer reflect on how to overcome the different barriers to flight .
- The Jet Propulsion Theater: Hand puppets relate a fairy tale that develops the topic of jet propulsion in which a royal family builds a jet-propelled royal carriage.
- Hughes H-1: This plane established the world's speed record in 1935 and the cross-country record in 1937.