The Smithsonian displays its full-size Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter

Today we have got some interesting news for Star Wars fans. The Smithsonian Institution is famous for exhibiting the historic 1903 Wright Flyer, the sleek Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and the Space Shuttle Discovery, all very real flying machines. Smithsonian Institution shows off its life-size X-Wing Starfighter aircraft prop from one of the Star Wars movies. Its new prop is the version of the fictional aircraft that we see in the 2019 movie ‘Rise of Skywalker’. The Starfighter’s wings stretch for 37 feet and it was only built for the 2019 Star Wars movie.

The team goes into the details about this fictional Starfighter and noted that it comes with some nice but distinct design differences as compared to the version that fans first saw in the 1977 movie ‘A New Hope’.

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Though most people will recognize the iconic space jet as a part of popular culture for more than three decades, playing a major role in space battles across the Star Wars Universe. Currently, the prop is located in Smithsonian’s Restoration Hanger.

The team of the museum is currently cleaning the massive faux aircraft, checking it for any damage that might have occurred during transit, and planning to suspend the X-Wing from the museum’s ceiling. Probably next year the Star Wars fans would be able to see the prop at National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

So this will be exciting for people and especially for the Star Wars fans to see the prop next year. Until now if you have any queries related to this article then do let us know in the comment section.


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