Category Archives: Technology

The scientific tourist #374 — FB111A “Aardvark”

Spotted at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, South Dakota, it’s an FB-111A… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #372 — Navaho rocket engine

Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, it’s a Navaho rocket engine… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #369 — A-6E Intruder

On display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, it’s a Grumman A-6E Intruder… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #367 — Agena-B Upper Stage

On display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington D.C., it’s an Agena-B… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #366 — Corona

Some ages ago, I posted a photo showing a diagram of a Corona satellite — the world’s first photo-reconnaissance system. This time, you get some actual photos. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #363 — Corporal missile

Here, you see a Corporal missile, on display at the Smithsonian museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #362 — the Ne-20 jet engine

On display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, it’s one of just 3 surviving Ne-20 jet engines… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #358 — “Little Boy” atomic bomb arming plugs

Courtesy of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, here are two small bits of history you’ve likely never seen before — arming plugs for the “Little Boy” atomic bomb… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #355 — Lulu-Belle

Courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C…. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #354 — the Me 163 revisited

I talked a bit about the Me 163 some time back — but a recent trip to Washington D.C. left me with a bit of time for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, which meant I was able to get some shots of their copy of the “Komet”… Continue reading

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