TCharles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, 1927, is suspended from the ceiling in the National Air and Space Museum's Milestones of Flight gallery. "With recent advancements in radio, newsreels with sound, and transition of photographs, the flight of the Spirit of St. Louis was the first event to be shared globally and in real time. And the impossibly photogenic Lindbergh was the original modern-media superstar - as recognizable in India and in Indiana. Overnight, his plane became the most well-known conveyance since Noah's Ark."
- A. Scott Berg, Smithsonian Magazine