Air and Space Museum's 40th Anniversary

National Air and Space Museum , Smithsonian Institution
April 26, 2016
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Ribbon cutting ceremony
National Air and Space Museum , Smithsonian Institution

Chief Justice Warren Burger, far left, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, second from left, join President Gerald Ford, center, National Air and Space Museum Director Michael Collins, next to Ford, and Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley in applause after a signal from Viking 1, orbiting Mars, triggers the ribbon cutting at the opening of the museum's building on the National Mall, July 1, 1976.

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