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Reimagining: The Newly Reopened National Air and Space Museum!

Visit Eight New Exhibits at the Newly Re-opened Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC!

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After a four-year closure due to an ongoing $1 billion renovation project to be completed in 2024, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen half of its flagship building this fall. It will welcome visitors back with eight new exhibitions on October 14.

And 5 Washington Photo Safari clients will get to be among the first visitors to the new museum, capturing exciting images in their cameras or phones under the guidance of professional architectural photographer E. David Luria, who will give tips on composition, white balance, exposure, and lighting as we make our way through the new exhibits.

You will get the chance to photograph the plane Jacqueline Cochran flew as the first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953; the Sharp DR 90 Nemesis air racer, known for being the most successful aircraft in air racing history; the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, used to help land humans on the Moon for the first time; Sean Tucker’s custom-built aerobatic biplane; and the 1903 Wright Flyer airplane.

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia will be housed in a custom-designed, climate-controlled case as the centerpiece of the ‘Destination Moon’ exhibition alongside Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, The Wright Flyer will be displayed in a dynamic new environment that better tells the story of the invention of flying and its implication on world history.

“Star Wars” movie fans will be especially excited to see the full-size X-Wing Starfighter from “The Rise of Skywalker” on display for the first time.

Space fans can enjoy an exploratory exhibit of planets and moons, drawing on research from the museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

Here are the exhibitions opening October 14

Room for 5 clients only, Fee includes timed entry passes.