The National Air and Space Museum will reopen the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall” July 1 in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary. The two-year renovation of the hall was made possible by a gift from Boeing. Several of the museum’s most iconic artifacts will remain on view, and new ones have been added. The installation will also introduce GO FLIGHT, a digital experience designed to allow visitors to make connections with and between artifacts and to share the national collection beyond the walls of the museum.
A ceremony at 8:30 p.m. will celebrate the anniversary and reopening. “All Night at the Museum” will begin at 9 p.m. and will include activities throughout the night concluding at 10 a.m. July 2. To learn more, visit airandspace.si.edu/events/40th-birthday/.
This video shows the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office 3D scanning three Milestones of Flight Aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum: Spirit of St. Louis, Bell X-1 and SpaceShipOne. Look for these models soon on http://3d.si.edu for viewing and download! #SIx3D and in the newly opened “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.”