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Lecture / Presentation

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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 2:00pm

Dr. Michael Reed Barratt was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000. He flew on the Soyuz TMA-14 and served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station for Expeditions 19 and 20. His second spaceflight was STS-133, the final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

The Distinguished Flying Cross Society will present a panel of recipients of the DFC from four conflicts in which American air power played a decisive role, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. The panel will be moderated by Glen Jewett. Speakers confirmed thus far include:

--Joseph W. Geary, a navigator in the B-24 Liberator during World War II who accumulated over 300 combat hours, including attacks on the famous Ploesti Oil Fields. He was awarded the DFC after an attack on Vienna where his aircraft sustained significant battle damage. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Lt. Col. Sarah Deal, the first woman to fly as a U.S. Marine Corps aviator, will talk about the centennial of Marine Corps aviation, her place in this history, and her personal story as a military pilot and a mother.

Lt. Col. Deal will sign the book, "Military Moms" afterward.

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 -
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.

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