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Lecture / Presentation

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, "Sled Driver," which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, "Sled Driver," which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, "Sled Driver," which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 2:00pm

In October 1977. Pan American World Airways organized Flight 50, the first passenger flight around the world over the North and South Poles. Boeing 747SP Clipper New Horizons made the journey from San Francisco to London, Cape Town, Auckland and back to San Francisco in 54 hours, 7 minutes, 12 seconds. Join aviation author Brian Baum as recounts what it was like to be a passenger aboard the record-setting circumnavigation, using his unique collection of slides taken during the flight.

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 2:00pm

Astronauts Greg Johnson and Mike Foreman will share their experiences as pilots and astronauts during a public program in the Museum theater. West Seattle native Greg “Ray J” Johnson is the pilot during the Super Guppy shuttle trainer delivery flight from Houston to Seattle. Johnson piloted the space shuttle during the final mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. Mike Foreman is a former Naval Aviator and veteran of two shuttle flights to the International Space Station. In 2008 he performed three spacewalks and in 2009 made two walks in space.

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Commemorate the birth of Giovanni Domenico Cassini and learn about this famed astronomer, mathematician and engineer. Throughout the day, festivities will include astronomical activities and games, presentations about NASA’s Cassini mission, and planetarium shows!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Even though you may have never heard of John Couch Adams, his discoveries have helped shape modern astronomy. Celebrate his birthday in our planetarium and go on a tranquil trip through the astronomical world of this low key yet important astronomer.

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

On June 4, 1783, the history of flying changed forever. Before the Wright Brothers, there were the Montgolfier Brothers!

Hear the amazing history of the founding fathers of the Hot Air Balloon and learn the science behind their aircraft.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

EVA: Walking in Space

Celebrate the anniversary of Gemini 4 Astronaut Ed White’s famous ‘space walk’ in 1965. Learn what it takes to go for an extra-vehicular activity or ‘walk’ in space, design a space suit, and enter our planetarium for your own 21 minute trip into outer space!

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Astronauts, Elvis, sky rides, royalty, the Kennedys, the Cold War and futurist speculation - the 1962 Seattle World's Fair had it all. This is the 50th anniversary of the event that gave Seattle the Space Needle and authors Paula Becker and Alan Stein will talk about the Fair and the coffee-table book they produced to commemorate it.

The authors will be available afterward to sign books.

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

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