From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Andrew
Someone alert the Resistance. They have precious few X-wing starfighters in their fleet as is, but now, the Smithsonian has one. Specifically the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The institution has Poe Dameron’s X-wing, last seen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Lucasfilm issued a long-term loan for the full-sized vehicle. We can only imagine that they asked Poe’s permission.
The X-wing, the best Star Wars spaceship, currently sits in the Restoration Hangar at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. There, Smithsonian’s staff prepare the vehicle for display with conservation efforts. The public can visit the hangar and observe the work. Note that these efforts, to our knowledge, do not involve a cute, round, orange and white astromech. But even without BB-8, we still welcome the chance to get up close and personal (relatively speaking) with an X-wing.
Once the staff gets the movie prop ready, the X-wing will move into the Air and Space Museum proper. Specifically, it will have a home outside the Albert Einstein Planetarium in 2022.