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Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing
Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum — one of Washington's most reliable tourist attractions — is receiving a $30-million gift from Boeing and will use the money to renovate its main exhibition space that serves as home to such icons of aviation as the Wright Brothers' airplane and Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Officials at the Smithsonian made the announcement Thursday, saying that the renovation is expected to be completed in 2016, the museum's 40th anniversary. They said Boeing has made numerous monetary gifts to the Smithsonian during the years, totaling more than $64 million, with $58 million to the National Air and Space...

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