Redeye into DC, a surprisingly quick kitchen meant a rather decent lunch of Korean fried chicken at Bonchon not far away, and then off to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center to check out the massive collection there.
The Udvar-Hazy Center is packed with airplanes and aerospace history, plus a smaller but equally impressive space collection highlighted by Space Shuttle Discovery in an adjoining hall. A Poseidon C-3 ICBM, an Apollo boilerplate command module, several Gemini capsules, Pegasus XL orbital launch vehicle, TDRSS, multiple generations of AGM-86 ALCM's...
And that doesn't even touch on the airplanes, which are packed almost wingtip to wingtip, complete with a Concorde, Boeing 367-80, X-32 STOVL JSF prototype, Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, many examples from the Wright Brothers-era, and capped off with the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay as well as an SR-71 Blackbird that stares visitors in the face as you walk in.
Just for good measure, since it adjoins Dulles International Airport, as soon as we looked up after leaving, one of Boeing's latest airliners, a 737-924ER (WL) with the very latest Aviation Partners split-scimitar winglets flew over in United livery.
Dinner with extended family afterwards at La Sandia at Tysons Corner Center, one of the largest malls in the USA. Apparently we have family everywhere-- I had no idea!