This wonder exceeded flight at six times the speed of sound!
The aircraft that started it all.
This is how it all began... 108 years ago the Wright brothers have inaugurated the aerial age with this very aircraft.
The Spirit of St. Louis is but one of the many gems to be found at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
This X-15 obtained Mach 6.72 at an altitude of 108km! Hard to believe it was designed in the 50's! Aerospace engineering at its best!
National Air and Space Museum. Since it was raining all day, this free museum attracted thousands of visitors. It was almost impossible to get a clear shot.
My take on the seemingly obligatory shot of the Spirit of St. Louis at the National Air and Space Museum.
Staring down the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. Even after all these years, she still looks like Mach One.