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National Air and Space Museum (Ribbon-cutting Ceremony)

June 27, 2016
Dignitaries cutting ribbon to open museum

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Opening of National Air and Space Museum July 1, 1976 

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.

Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

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