Imagine, my Grampa watched barnstorming biplanes over Iowa Cornfields. Today, I just saw the first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner live via the web. Very cool!
I can remember watching the first moon walks of the Apollo missions, and the grainy TV broadcasts from Gemini. My family even has leftover food from a Gemini mission. It shall never be consumed!
My own first airplane flight was in a North Central Airlines DC-3 ... a model of which sits on my office desk. I also have a framed and autographed photo of the first two Space Shuttle astronauts (photo taken at liftoff).
Hats off to Boeing! Here are a few links and photos: (click upon any image to view full sized)