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African American Pioneers in Aviation - Udvar-Hazy Center
African American Pioneers in Aviation Day is dedicated to the accomplishments of African American Aviation pioneers of the past and present.
It includes an opportunity for visitors to meet a distinguished panel of local Tuskegee Airmen who will discuss their struggles and the history of the African American World War II fighter group. T
he day also includes hands-on activities, book signings, and appearances by current scientists, pilots, and engineers in Aerospace.
Admission is free, parking is $15.
|Where||Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151|
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|Time||10:00 am–3:00 pm|
More About Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion to the National Air and Space Museum, located on the mall in downtown Washington, D.C. It opened in December 2003 and provides much more space than the downtown museum to display airplanes, space vehicles and other artifacts of interest to the museum-going public.
It includes the Boeing Aviation Hangar, which offers an assortment of the most notable airplanes created since the invention of manned flight. There's also the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, which has rockets, spacecraft, satellites and the complete Gemini VII spacecraft and Space Shuttle Enterprise.
An observation tower overlooks the planes coming and going from Dulles Airport, and the museum has an IMAX theatre, flight simulators, food court and museum store. Free tours, educational outings and school group activities are available. See the Web site for details.
Admission is free, but guests have to pay for parking. Shuttle service is provided from the downtown museum.