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The one-piece test barrel of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Materials

In the Materials Zone, compare the refined design of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fuselage to an actual section of a fuselage from a Boeing 707.

Materials Weight and Stiffness Tester achieves our mission and goal of providing interactive learning experiences that highlight aviation and inspire an interest in STEM. Interact with numerous types of materials of different weight and stiffness and directly see the impact of those materials on flight and to other objects used in everyday life. The design for this exhibit was provided by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and is similar to one on display there.