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Star Trek

Yesterday we dropped into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. And if you’re a Trekkie you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

The museum has the actual model used in the original Star Trek TV show: NCC-1701.

Gifted to the Smithsonian by Paramount Pictures here are the dimensions of the “studio model”:

  • 3.3 feet in length
  • the main saucer is 5 feet in diameter
  • NCC-1701 stands 2 feet 8 inches in height
  • the engine pods are 6 feet long
  • the secondary hull is 4 feet 7 inches long
  • weight: 200 lbs

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Hamilton, Ontario  is a Canadian aviation museum and has over 30 military jets, propeller-driven aircraft and helicopters on display. However, it is so much more than a display. With the amazing volunteers, staff, exhibits, and workshops, the Museum is a fascinating place for kids (and adults) of all ages and interest levels.

This past weekend our Cub Scout pack visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for a special Night Ops event. Outside of accompanying my son (who is a member of the Cub pack) my real desire was to talk to someone who could shed a little light on the whole Avro Arrow mystery. I have my theories. 😉

It was a wonderful event and I’m glad I went. Here are some photos for all of you to enjoy.