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Milestones of Flight Gallery


One of the signs describing the overall Milestones of Flight gallery. It reads

Milestones of Flight

These air and space craft are milestones in the history of flight. Each marks an important advance in technology or a historic event. They are a tribute to the imagination, skills, and dedication of all men and women who have made flight possible.

Breitling Orbiter 3
1903 Wright Flyer Bell X-1
Glamorous Glennis
Ryan NYP
Spirit of St. Louis
Mercury Friendship 7 Apollo 11
Command Module Columbia
Viking Mars Lander

Note that this sign apparently dates back to the time when the Wright Flyer was still displayed in Milestones of Flight (vaguely over Apollo 11). The plane has since been moved to its own gallery.

Sign in the Milestones of Flight gallery at the National Air & Space Museum.
Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 10:36:04 2007
Location picture taken Second Floor Balcony
Overlooking Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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