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Posted on Oct 22, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Farnborough International 2004

Armchair General

Here’s the stand hosted by the US Department of Defence (I’m English, so I’ll stick to my version of the spelling). It had three sides to it, one each for Army, Air Force and Navy.

Exhibition Halls

This is the Javelin missile system – I asked nicely and the man on the stand gave me an excellent virtual demonstration. Turns out, the man I was speaking to actually had a hand in its development.

Exhibition Halls

Then he gave me a pin badge for being a good boy (!).

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Badge

And finally, some shots of the NASA stand which sat inside Hall 5, one dedicated entirely to space exploration projects. This, apparently, is a “Robonaut”.

Exhibition Halls

And this is where the children could pose for photographs inside a spacesuit.

Exhibition Halls

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