The National Air and Space Museum 

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” -Amelia Earhart

One of my favorite things to do centers on traveling with those I love. This is why my favorite Washington D.C. memory includes visiting the National Air and Space museum with my mother and step-father. 

My step-father has worked for over 30 years as an employee for American Airlines. Because of this, he is extremely passionate about planes and learning more about their history and usage. Since we were in the Capitol, we made the decision to visit the most prestigious museum in America for aeronautics! 

The museum was beautiful. The tour we took was one of the most educational experiences we had in the Capitol. We explored different spaceships and learned about how the shape and designs of different types of planes have transformed throughout history. 

The story of Amelia Earhart has always sparked my interest. The mysterious story of her disappearance has stunned Americans for decades. A design of the plane she embarked on her journey with is pictured above. 

However, my favorite plane was the original one that the Wright brothers designed. Pictured below, the Wright brothers were the first inventors of a plane that was able to travel. By seeing this plane, I became amazed by how far we have truly come. 

Needless to say, my step-father was inspired by the museum and has already discussed with us how excited he is to return. If you are ever in Washington D.C., I highly recommend paying it a visit!