CHANTILLY, Va. - The force is strong at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center where an X-Wing Starfighter from the Star Wars film series has been brought in for a tune up!
Curator Margaret Weitekamp says the X-Wing appeared in 2019 film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and is on long-term loan from Lucas Films.
"We love having things like this that spark the imagination right next to the things that did the actual doing." Weitekamp said. Eventually, the X-Wing will be put on display at the National Air and Space on the National Mall.
Weitekamp said the team will clean and reassemble the X-Wing taking care to leave the intentional weathered appearance intact. "One of the things we're working on is distinguishing what's a painted-on bit of wear and what's an actual bump," she said.