In this 1927 photo, Charles A. Lindbergh poses with his plane “The Spirit of St. Louis.” Lindbergh’s aircraft, one of the premiere artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, was lowered to the floor Thursday, for conservation work for the first time in more than 20 years, giving visitors a rare chance to see it up close.
In this 1927 photo, Charles A. Lindbergh poses with his plane “The Spirit of St. Louis.” Lindbergh’s aircraft, one of the premiere artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, was lowered to the floor Thursday, for conservation work for the first time in more than 20 years, giving visitors a rare chance to see it up close. Uncredited AP
In this 1927 photo, Charles A. Lindbergh poses with his plane “The Spirit of St. Louis.” Lindbergh’s aircraft, one of the premiere artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, was lowered to the floor Thursday, for conservation work for the first time in more than 20 years, giving visitors a rare chance to see it up close. Uncredited AP

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Smithsonian offers close look at Spirit of St. Louis plane

January 16, 2015 7:40 PM

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