Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" Cockpit in Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" Cockpit in Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
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"Our messenger of peace and goodwill has broken down another barrier of time and space." So spoke President Calvin Coolidge about Charles A. Lindbergh’s extraordinary solo transatlantic flight in 1927. Not until the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 was the entire world again as enthusiastic about an aviation event as it was when Lindbergh landed his little Ryan monoplane in Paris.

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

2001-136

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National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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