The Valkyrie Rolls Again
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved the North American XB-70 Valkyrie into the new fourth building this week. The aircraft, the world’s only remaining XB-70, will be displayed in the Research & Development Gallery there. Watch video of the giant jet being moved and a second video featuring 10 others including the YF-12A below.
The new 224,000 square foot fourth building is scheduled to open to the public next June and will house four galleries – R&D, Space, Global Reach and Presidential, along with three science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Learning Nodes.
Information on the moving around is being updated regularly on the museum’s website (www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Expansion.aspx).
See photos below the video
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum.
VIDEO National Museum of the U.S. Air Force: Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S.Air Force moved the North American XB-70 Valkyrie into the museum’s new fourth building during the last week of October 2015. The aircraft – the world’s only remaining XB-70 – will be displayed in the new Research & Development (R&D) Gallery and open to the public in June 2016. Interview with National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Jeff Duford.
VIDEO National Museum of the U.S. Air Force: Restoration staff moved 10 aerospace vehicles (YF-12A, D-21B, NT-33A, X-1B, X-10, X-24A, X-24B, YRF-84F, XF-91, and XV-6A) into the fourth building this week, 13-15 Oct 2015. Here are some video highlights of the vehicles being towed to the new building. Music: Fall of the Solar King by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.