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Lecture / Presentation

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.

Saturday, February 23, 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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

The tip-to-tail tour of the Hubble Space Telescope replica has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

From Mercury, the innermost planet, to Pluto and its tiny system of five moons, the Solar System is being explored as never before during the early years of the 21st Century by a large fleet of diverse spacecraft. In some ways it is similar to the "barnstorming" era of early aviation. Solar System Ambassador and Museum of Flight speaker Dr. Ron Hobbs will give a fast-paced overview of the exploratory activity on and around the worlds of the Solar System and provide a preview of some of the upcoming events.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for a lecture with author Jim Hoopaw, author of “Tall Tail Tales” and “Where the Buf Fellows Roamed.” Colonel Hooppaw is a retired command pilot with 26 years experience in Strategic Air Command. He flew the B-47E, B-52C, D, E, F, G, and H models. He served as a pilot, instructor, Squadron Commander, and Deputy Commander of Operations of a Bomb Wing, and served three ARC LIGHT tours in Southeast Asia.

Jim will be available afterward to sign books.

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

Captain Linda Orlady is Boeing's Chief Pilot for Flight Technical and Safety. Her group has responsibility for providing technical support to customers as well as generating procedures and checklists. The safety pilots serve as the operational safety resource for customers and also participate in accident investigation.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00pm

Author and Military Aviator, Linda Maloney

Saturday, August 25, 2012 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Bryan Laubscher, will discuss a possible technology roadmap for Space Elevator development, Space Elevator Feasibility Condition of an Earth elevator, space exploration with a Space Elevator infrastructure including using Space Elevators on Mars and the Moon, the role of the International Space Elevator Consortium and the goals of the Space Elevator Conference and its Family Science Fest.

Space Elevator 101 is a prerequisite for this course. The presentation will be followed by a Question & Answer Session.