NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The District of Columbia, Washington D.C., World War I, World War II

The National Air And Space Museum In Washington D.C.

In January 2018, I had the opportunity to visit the National Air and Space Musuem with my older sister Linda Hamilton and a couple of friends.

The musuem exhibits aircraft from the age of air pioneers as well as those used in multiple wars, capsules from the Mercury and the Apollo missions during the space race, and fragments of meteorites form space.

Various posters showed that during World War I there was a great emphasis placed on the manufacture of airplanes for the war effort.

One section of the museum has an original model of the first jet aircraft in the world that was built in Nazi Germany during World War II. Nazi Germany had planned on mass producing the jet aircraft in the mid 1940s, but lost the war and was unable to manufacture jets under the treaty signed with the allied forces in 1945. Therefore, the United States and the Soviet Union were the first to mass produce jet aircraft during the Cold War.

Congressman Ronald Vernie Dellums, Judge Donald Pitts McCullum, NAACP, National Association For The Advancement For Colored People, Oakland, California, President George Herbert Walker Bush, The Great War, World War I, World War II

Community Heritage Exhibits Within The Ronald Vernie Dellums Federal Building Complex

A large federal building and courthouse complex was constructed in 1993 as part of an Oakland revitalization project. In 1999, President Bill Clinton signed a bill authorizing that the building be renamed to the Ronald Vernie Dellums Federal Building complex. Ronald Vernie Dellums was a prominent civil rights activist, a congressman, and the 48th mayor of Oakland.

The building has a sculpture garden that pays tribute to civil rights activist Judge Donald Pitts McCullum, whom was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Judge McCullum was a member of the NAACP and took legal actions to end the segregation of high schools in Oakland.

Inside of the federal complex is a wealth of photos of the Bay Area including some of the production of Chevrolet vehicles in the early 1900s and Lawerence at the site of the construction of an extension of the National Livermore Laboratory within the University of California Berkeley campus.

Other photos showed the early history of the east bay.

Other photos revealed life for the Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II, Unser Franklin Dwight Roosevelt’s executive order.

There were photos that showed the construction of the Oakland Coliseum, the first BART station, as well as a car factory that was eventually bought out by Tesla in 2010.

Another photo showed President George H.W. Bush visiting the Cypress Street viaduct that had collapsed after the 1989 earthquake.