Wonderful Nerds Put Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet on Display at National Air and Space Museum
We (don't) see what you did there.
The National Air and Space Museum has taken 12-year-old humor and done with it what most kids can only aspire to. Yes, they really had someone up on an industrial lift mime cleaning Wonder Woman’s invisible jet and talked about the process of putting it on display. I had myself convinced I’d never use the word “adorkable” to describe something, and then I saw this.
They also put out an entire news post about it on their blog with quotes like, “The Museum of Flight had acquired the plane with help from Lieutenant Diana Prince in April 2013. Since then, our curator Bob van der Linden wanted very much to display the plane at the Museum in Washington, DC.”
The jet is well ahead of its time. It used stealth technologies in the 1950s long before the Lockheed YF-12A and the SR-71 Blackbird were introduced. The engines on this plane allowed Wonder Woman to travel through space. Keep in mind that NASA’s North American X-15 took the United States to the edge of space in the 1960s, but it was Amazonian technology that had Wonder Woman traveling into deep space in the 1950s.
Other features on this jet include shape shifting, telepathic abilities, and multi-dimensional transport. Although the jet was invisible the passengers were not, and they often appeared to float on the clouds. It should be mentioned that even though Wonder Woman can fly under her own powers, the plane has come in handy when needed to transport Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls as well as Steve Trevor and others.
This is a level of nerd we all hope to achieve one day.