National Air And Space Museum’s Latest Treasure Is From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is showing off its latest display: a full-sized X-wing starfighter used in the 2019 film “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.” 

The prop, which was Poe Dameron’s ship in the film, has a wingspan of 37 feet and is on long-term loan from Disney-owned Lucasfilm.  

The museum shared an image of the starfighter in the Restoration Hangar at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, where it will be visible to the public as conservation work is done. By late next year, the X-wing will move into the main museum on the National Mall, where it will be on display outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium. 



Poe Dameron’s X-wing starfighter

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