China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways. In November of 1935 it was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific air service from San Francisco to Manila by way of Honolulu, Midway and Wake Island. It continued to fly the Pacific for the next eight years carrying approximately 3,500 passengers and 750,000 lbs of mail and freight.
Pteranodon is a genus of pterosaurs which included some of the largest known flying reptiles with wingspans over 6 meters. They lived about 80 million years ago in North America in present day Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
The name from Greek means 3 horned face. This dinosaur was about 30 feet long, 10 feet tall and weighed 4 to 6 tons. Stout limbs supported its girth but it was unlikely the dinosaur could move very quickly. Like a modern-day rhinoceros, it probably spent much of its time grazing on plant matter.
The stegosaurus was an armored dinosaur that lived about 150 million years ago. It had a heavily rounded back, short forelimbs, head held low to the ground and a stiffened tail held high in the air. The double plates along its back were most likely used for defense and may also have regulated its temperature. Stegosaurus weighed about 6,800 pounds and was 9 feet tall.
The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning "king" in Latin), commonly abbreviated to T. rex, is one of the most well-represented of the large theropods. Tyrannosaurus was a bipedal carnivore with a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail. Relative to its large and powerful hind limbs, Tyrannosaurus fore limbs were short but unusually powerful for their size and had two clawed digits. It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.
Was affectionately known as the moon buggy. It was used on the moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, 17) during 1971 and 1972. Powered by only two silver-oxide batteries, the Apollo 17 was able to drive for 35.74 km (22.21 miles) across the surface of the moon.
Was launched into low Earth orbit April 24th, 1990. Operating outside the distortion of the Earth’s atmosphere it is able to take extremely high-resolution visible-light images. Hubble has recorded some of the most detailed visible-light images ever, allowing a deep view into space and time.
Is a crane that is mounted on top of a tracked vehicle. They all feature large counterweights set on the back of the crane that allows them to lift and move very heavy loads without tipping over. Their lifting capacity ranges from 30 to 3000 tons.
Is a three story Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto Japan, known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. The top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. It is Japan's best known temple and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down by gearwork to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music.
An opto-mechanical device for displaying motion picture film by projecting a rapid succession of film images onto a screen. Throughout the 20th century movie theaters used film projectors to show movies but starting in 2009 they began to rapidly replace them with digital projectors.
This early bicycle design called the Penny-farthing was first produced about 1870. It used an enlarged front wheel instead of gears to create greater speed and a smoother ride. It was the first machine to be called a bicycle.
Bass Fiddle- Is a stringed musical instrument that usually consists of 4 strings and rests vertically on the floor when played. It is the largest instrument of the violin family with the lowest pitch sounding an octave lower than the cello. It can be played either with a bow or by plucking the strings.
Was a two part spacecraft used to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface of the moon and back. The descent stage served as the launch pad for the ascent stage plus it housed the landing gear, engines and fuel needed for landing. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972.
Is a heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper, bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the "house". The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. It is a natural progression from the steam shovel and often mistakenly called power shovel
Yomeimon Gate – Is part of the Tosho-gu Shrine in Kikko which is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. It is one of Japan's most ornate structures, giving off a grand and imposing air with its intricate decorations and architectural features
Was built for the Imperial Japanese Navy shortly before World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes. Her design plans were based upon Japan's belief that a powerful navy was the key to controlling the Pacific Ocean.