Boeing Dash 80
On July 15, 1954 the Boeing Dash 80 (the famous 707) made it's first flight. With a $16 million cost it was an enormous risk for Boeing, which had no committed customers. Developed in less than two years from project launch in 1952 to rollout in May 1954.  Donated to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, it is designated as one of the 12 most significant aircraft of all time.  About this photo: air to air photo of the Dash 80 over the Olympic Peninsula with Mt. Rainer in the background.  Photo credit: Joe Parke / Wikimedia

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