Lecture / Presentation
From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire US Space Shuttle program. Jerry talk about his new book, "Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer." He will be available afterward to sign copies of his book.
This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for Members of the Museum of Flight.
Bridget Cooley & Helen Cernik tell about their flight from Seattle to Edinburgh, Scotland in a single-engine airplane.
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Beverly Armstrong presents the story of Bessie Coleman, America’s first female African American pilot.
The Museum of Flight every year explores the roles of women in aviation and aerospace in conjunction with Women's History Month.
Currently, there are two women who are two women confirmed to speak:
- Dr. Ashley Stroupe, a robotics engineer and Mars Rover driver from JPL, the first woman to drive on Mars.
- Kavya Manyapu is an aspiring astronaut, presently working as a flight test engineer for the Boeing Commercial Spacecraft, CST-100.
Dr. Stroupe has been a Staff Engineer at JPL since December 2003. She works in flight operations for the Mars Exploration Rovers, and also working onMars Science Laboratory. She recently appeared on "Five Years on Mars" on the National Geographic Channel.
Kavya Manyapu is presently working as a flight test engineer for Boeing Commercial Spacecraft, and has worked on space projects including the Orion-Constellation spacecraft, the International Space Station and Delta IV rocket. In 2010, she was selected to be a crew member for an analog Mars Mission organized by Mars Society. She is a private pilot and a certified SCUBA diver.
For more information on Women's History Month, please go to http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/index.html
Kavya Manyapu is presently working as a flight test engineer for Boeing Commercial Spacecraft, and has worked on space projects including the Orion-Constellation spacecraft, the International Space Station and Delta IV rocket. In 2010, she was selected to be a crew member for an analog Mars Mission organized by Mars Society.
A panel of former and present flight attendants tell-all. The Museum’s Flight Attendant Day panels are well known for their highly entertaining and moving stories by the people who have been taking care of airline passengers for many years.
Soaring Expo has invited Einar Enevoldson, who flew with Steve Fossett to a record altitude in the Perlan glider, now on exhibit at the Museum of Flight, to speak about the Perlan 2 project. He will speak on how the glider can soar so high, how that ability was discovered and how climate change is affecting that. He will also remind young people that there is still so much to learn and explore, and how excellence in science, engineering, craftsmanship, and teamwork are all necessary for the Perlan Project to succeed.
This Program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members.
Join us for a special presentation by this world-renowned military and aviation artist! Mr. Dietz will discuss a number of his World War I paintings; the background of his subjects, his inspiration for them, his technique, and his artistic philosophy. Mr. Dietz will also be available to sign copies of his new book of World War I art, "Knights in Canvas." which can be purchased at the Museum of Flight store on the day of the event.
With the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I coming in 2014, this program is the beginning of a number of World War I-focused events and presentations the Museum will be sponsoring in the months and years ahead! Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating presentation and discussion!
Event is free for Museum of Flight members or with daily admission to the Museum of Flight
To purchase a copy of "Knights In Canvas," from the Museum Store, please click here: http://www.museumofflightstore.org/browse.cfm/knights-in-canvas:-the-avi...
**This event has been CANCELED and will be rescheduled for a later date.**
Hear the story of Operation Halyard in 1944, the largest rescue ever of downed American airmen. More than 500 U.S. airmen were rescued, along with some from other countries, all right under the noses of the Germans, and mostly in broad daylight. The mission was a complete success - the kind that should have been trumpeted in news reels and on the front page. Freeman, author of "The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II," will sign books following the lecture.
To purchase the book, click here: http://www.museumofflightstore.org/browse.cfm/the-forgotten-500/4,1880.html
Join us for this special "pre-event" to the 57th Fighter Group Association's 2:00pm Public Program! At noon in the Quonset Hut in the Personal Courage Wing, historian Carl Molesworth will provide a short introduction to the combat experiences of the 57th Fighter Group in North Africa during World War II. Following this, Museum docent Barry Latter will conduct a guided tour of the Museum's P-40, Spitfire, and ME-109 aircraft--the primary airplanes involved in that theater of operations during that phase of the war. Taken together, these two expertly-led presentations will provide excellent context and detail to enhance the material discussed at the 2:00pm program in the William M. Allen Theater.
This program is free for Museum members and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight