The National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC will reopen in October

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC will reopen in October

The revamped National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC will open on October 14 with eight new galleries. And although the entrance to the exposition is traditionally free, guests need to purchase temporary entrance tickets. They will be available online from September 14.

Temporary admission tickets are free for the Museum and will be available online from September 14.

Museum visitors will have the opportunity to see both new exhibits and already familiar ones. Among the exhibits — the aircraft in which Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953. Here Sharp DR 90 Nemesis air racer — the most successful aircraft in the history of air racing, the Apollo 11 Columbia command module that first landed men on the moon, the 1903 Wright Flyer.

“The Apollo 11 Columbia command module will be housed in a custom-designed, climate-controlled enclosure as the centerpiece of the Destination Moon exhibit, along with Neil Armstrong's space suit,” — according to a press release from the museum. “The 1903 Wright Flyer will be shown in a dynamic new setting that better tells the story of the invention of aviation and its impact on world history.” see the full size X-Wing Starfighter from The Rise of Skywalker for the first time.

Northrop T-38 Talon and Extra 260 hang together in the restored west end of the museum.

In addition to eight new and updated expositions of the exhibition, the museum will reopen the planetarium with new opportunities, the cafe “Mars” will also open.

Since 2018, the museum has renovated all 23 exhibition and presentation rooms, updated the appearance and carried out other repairs in the building . While the western part of the museum is open, other renovations are ongoing. They are expected to last until 2025. As renovations continue, other areas of the museum are expected to gradually reopen, including additional galleries, an Imax cinema, and a new Main Entrance. TURIZM.RU

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