Boeing’s Gift Conserves Spirit of St. Louis, Other Icons
The Spirit of St. Louis has been lowered to the ground, where it will remain on the National Air and Space Museum’s ground floor for approximately five months. Charles Lindbergh’s aircraft will undergo preservation work before being suspended once again in the museum’s main gallery, the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall. The work is part of a reenvisioning and renovation of the Milestones exhibition Boeing’s 2014 campaign gift to the museum makes possible. The hall and its exhibition remain open during the renovation, with with some of it artifacts removed to off-site locations for conservation. In addition to the Spirit of St. Louis, the hall currently exhibits Mercury Friendship 7, Gemini IV, North American X-15, and other craft central to air and space history. The renovation will be completed in time for the museum’s 40th anniversary in 2016.
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