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    110: Looking at Earth

Looking at Earth (Gallery 110)

This gallery contains a short overview of the technologies used to look at our own planet. Fans of classic airplanes will want to stop in to see the de Havilland DH-4, a World War I-era biplane used for military reconnaissance; and the Cold War’s Lockheed U-2 spy plane, whose legacy includes high-altitude spying missions over the U.S.S.R., and a fairly successful Irish rock band. Besides these, there are several Earth-facing weather satellite models on display. These aren’t the most glamorous topics in the museum, and much of it is covered elsewhere.

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