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Silver Line Will Link Air and Space Museums in D.C., Virginia

Silver Line will bridge 28-mile distance between two locations

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    Hailey Osborne, 12, tries on a toy space helmet in the gift shop at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The Silver Line will help link the Udvar-Hazy Center and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Metro's new Silver Line will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum's locations in D.C. and Northern Virginia.

    Beginning July 26, when the Silver Line launches, Fairfax County will begin running a bus from Metro's Wiehle-Reston East station to the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

    The Fairfax Connector Route 983 will run every 20 minutes.

    Metro's Silver Line also will have a stop near the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall at the L'Enfant Plaza station.

    Museum Director J.R. "Jack" Dailey said bridging the 28-mile distance between the two locations will help the museum serve more people. Admission for both buildings is free.