Boeing Milestones of Flight
The National Air and Space Museum commemorated its 40th anniversary and opening of the newly renovated Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall with an all-night celebration on July 1 for more than 54,000 guests. Birthday wishes came from around the globe and NASA’s International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth. The party — with tours, films and a scavenger hunt — started on the steps of the museum. "Our goals should be inspiring the next generation of innovators and building on the progress of the last century," Greta Lundeberg, vice president, strategy and advocacy for Boeing, said at the opening ceremony. The company made a gift of $30 million for the renovation. "Imagine the artifacts and stories that will narrate the next 100 years."