Before the New Air & Space Museum Flies

The Smithsonian's first privately funded project still needs $97 million more in private funds. Finding it is former General John Dailey's job

Ex-Marine General John R. Dailey served two tours in Vietnam and logged flight time with everything from helicopters to F-18s. These days, he's on a different mission. As director of the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum, Dailey is trying to raise millions of dollars from the private sector to finance construction of an annex to house the bulk of the aviation museum's holdings.

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