"Starting last week, the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution is recognizing that 21st-century technology in an exhibition titled "Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." Pictured here in the museum are three of the six UAVs on display (from top to bottom): the RQ-3A Darkstar, the MQ-1L Predator A, and the X-45A Joint Unmanned Combat Air System. In the gallery pages that follow, we'll provide a look at all six aircraft in the field."

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Comment by Howard Gordon on April 30, 2008 at 8:06pm
Chris - that's the Smithsonian on the mall in DC, not the one in Chantilly, right ? My son and I had the opportunity to visit both last summer, and the one in Chantilly (out by Dulles) is absolutely incredible - it's worth a trip cross-country just on its own merit. They apparently have a Hiller Flying Platform mothballed somewhere in Maryland waiting for restoration.

Along those lines, there's a Hiller museum up your way - Have you been there ?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on April 30, 2008 at 8:21pm
Yes, on the mall. Not only have I not been to the Hiller in the SF area, I've never HEARD of it, despite probably driving past it every week. D'oh.

Thanks for the tip!
Comment by Phil Liedblad on May 2, 2008 at 10:35am
You know your getting old when the projects you have worked on end up in the Smithsonian.
Thanks for the pictures.
Comment by rad man on May 2, 2008 at 10:06pm
i was in there and they have alot of stuff its amazing that they can change stuff out soo fast


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