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Boeing Frontiers
December 2003/January 2004
Volume 02, Issue 08
Boeing Frontiers
Special Features

A flight through progress

A Flight Through ProgressDecember 2003 marks not only the 100th anniversary of powered flight but also the opening of a major new site dedicated to celebrating humankind's aeronautical achievements.

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is building the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, a second facility for the display and preservation of its historic aviation and space artifacts. The center, located near Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., is scheduled to open to the public on Dec. 15.

Among the more than 200 aircraft and 135 spacecraft to be on display are many products from Boeing and its predecessor companies, including the Dash 80, an F-4 Phantom II, the 307 Stratoliner and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Here's a floor plan of the two-level facility.


Udvar-Hazy Center facts

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; closed Dec. 25

Phone: (202) 357-2700

Web site:

Name origin: The facility is named after Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, president and chief executive officer of International Lease Finance Corp. and the facility's major donor.

Number of products on display from Boeing and its predecessor companies: More than 40. Among them:
• Boeing 307 Stratoliner
• Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"
• Douglas A-1H Skyraider (AD-6)
• Nike-Ajax missile (Douglas)
• McDonnell F-4S Phantom II
• Gemini boilerplate (McDonnell)
• North American P-51C Mustang
• Apollo Command Module boilerplate (North American Rockwell)
• Space Shuttle main engine (Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation)
• Space Shuttle Enterprise (North American Rockwell)

First Floor

1st Floor
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Second Floor
2nd Floor
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