Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, also called the Udvar-Hazy Center, is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)'s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport. The main NASM building, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C, had always contained more artifacts than could be displayed. The Udvar-Hazy Center displays historic aviation and space artifacts, especially items too large for the National Air and Space Museum's National Mall building.
Exhibits include many notable aircraft and spacecraft, among them the Space Shuttle Discovery and The Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Also on display: A model of the "Mothership" used in filming "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and a piece of fabric that survived the Hindenburg disaster. The Udvar-Hazy Center also houses most of the NASM's research archives.