Over to Air Force One – this was the first AFO and was delivered in 1959 to replace Eisenhower’s Super Constellation. Jet technology gave a president the opportunity to meet face-to-face with world leaders easily. SAM 970 has carried presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, as well as VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger.
Bathroom in back of plane:
Just like on the Concord, everything is plexi-glassed off. There was a lot more to look at on Air Force One though…
It was very interesting , and I’m glad I got to see inside an Air Force One. Next up was a quick trip into space aboard a Space Shuttle Trainer (although my guess is a real one doesn’t have hand rails!)
My favorite exhibit – the Space Toilet!
We also toured the World War 1 & 2 sections, but by this point I was too exhausted to do much other than wander from bench to bench and read the plaques in front of each exhibit. It was very interesting, but the camera stayed in the bag.
Last up, the tour of the Pacific Science Museum we took Friday that I completely forgot to report on earlier!!!