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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Intrepid, part 2

There's a temporary exhibit at the museum about drones.

Yes, drones.





That's an anti-submarine helicopter drone, the Navy used them from 1963 until 2006.

If this WW II radioplane factory worker looks familiar, she  is...



Yes, that's Norma Jean Mortenson, later known as Marilyn Monroe.

In 2013 Lady Gaga had an album release event, and she was flown in by drone:



Amazon delivery by drone?



The future:




And some humor:



And, of course, we went up to the flight deck.






The Growler, a submarine:


On the hanger deck, a ship's propeller:



And we got this little toy when we filled out a customer survey.  It's squeezable, like a stress ball.



Overall a fun evening.

2 comments:

Liz A. said...

Apparently, there's a lot of stuff drones do. My father was telling me about a doc on NatGeo (?) that he'd recently seen. (Can't remember what channel it was on.)

songbird's crazy world said...

Yeah, it's amazing, isn't it?

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