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Air and Space Museum – A National Treasure

Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, August 7, 2008
3:03 am

X-29 rocket plane in Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.Last night, AMD sponsored a gala event in conjuntion with the Sun Microsystems Americas Sales Meeting at one of my all time favorite museums, the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. With exhibits ranging from a re-creation of the first manned hot-air balloon to a celebration of space travel, this Smithsonian Institution museum provides a wide ranging and exciting overview of the wonderful innovation that has transpired in man’s quest to escape the gravity of our world and range quickly across its broad expanse.

It is inspiring to me that in a period of just over 100 years, we have advanced from the time when powered flight was a tenuous experiment of a pair of enterprising bicycle repairmen to where global air travel is a natural part of our everyday lives. We collectively stand on the broad shoulders of countless creative people, whose innovation, courage and tenacity have worked wonders in our world.

What will the next hundred years will bring?

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