After a 3 billion-mile journey to rendezvous with a comet, the Stardust return capsule joined the national collection of flight icons Oct. 1, 2008, the 50th anniversary of NASA. The capsule is prominently displayed in Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall, home to many of the “firsts” of flight, including Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 and the Apollo 11 Command Module.
Image Number: 2008-13195
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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