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Everytime I think back to that summer when my family visited D.C. and made me spend an entire day in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, I say I’ll never go there again. I lied. Kind of. And I’m glad I did.
There is a second (expansion) Air and Space Museum in Dulles that opened not long ago – the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, that fills four hangers full of every flight relic you could imagine. Really cool ones, including the Enola Gay! And I bet you can still get space ice cream there, too!
On the same day that the center welcomed it’s 5 millionth visitor, M.C. Dean – one of the nation’s premier engineering and integration firms specializing in complex electrical, electronic, and telecommunication systems – rented the site for its annual evening holiday party. The choice of venue wasn’t random. M.C. Dean had a hand in completing many of the construction, engineering, and design projects that make the center such a huge success. I’m no engineer – I just enjoyed having the dance floor next to a huge spacecraft in the James S. McDonnell Space Hanger!