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Lecture / Presentation

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation’s 232nd birthday with a salute to the American flag—all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States over the years. From the first 13 star flag authorized by Congress in 1777 to today’s 50 star flag, the presentation of each iteration is accompanied with the story of its symbolism in this moving and educational program for all ages.

This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots that have received the special designation of “ace.” Join us for this panel of aces and combat pilots who will share their remarkable stories of heroism. To find out more about the American Fighter Aces Association, please visit their website at http://www.americanfighteraces.org/

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 2:00pm

Master Modeler Bob Jacobsen will talk about how he designed and built a life-size, operational model of the movie star droid, R2-D2. Jacobsen will share the stage with the popular robot, and both will field questions from the audience following the presentation.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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:

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Larry Chambers and artist John Shaw will talk about Angel Flight West, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs, and about John's artwork, "A Higher Calling," which depicts an act of mercy during the air war of WWII.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In October 2005, two mountaineers climbing above Mendel Glacier in the High Sierra found the mummified remains of a man in a WW II uniform, entombed in the ice. The "Frozen Airman" discovery created a media storm and a mystery that drew author Peter Stekel to investigate. What did happen to the four-man crew who perished on a routine navigation training flight in 1942, 150 miles off-course from its reported destination?

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The Museum of Flight, in conjunction with the the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center (WSHERC), is proud to present an evening lecture on “The Bombing of Auschwitz: Why Didn’t The Allies Attempt It?” After wide-ranging debate, the Allies chose not to bomb the huge Auschwitz complex or the railroad networks that headed there, despite the known fact the Nazis were deporting Jews to Auschwitz by the tens of thousands. The featured speaker will be Bob Herschkowitz, a Holocaust survivor from Belgium. As a young child, Bob and his family fled to France.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Friday February 1, 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Columbia her crew, including Washington native Lt. Col. (USAF) Michael P. Anderson. The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program Committee is honored to present a public program of speakers to commemorate this somber event. Special guest and keynote speaker, astronaut Capt. (USN) Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. was a member of Michael Anderson’s astronaut class.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

"Commuting on the Space Shuttle: A Personal Perspective"

Dr. Nicholas Patrick was born in the United Kingdom and became a U.S citizen in 1994. After completion of his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, he joined Boeing's Commercial Airplane Group in Seattle. Selected as an astronaut in 1998, Dr. Patrick flew twice to the International Space Station. He recently retired from NASA and is returning to Seattle to work for Blue Origin. This program is included with admission to the Museum and is free for Members.

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