Wings of Heroes Panel Discussions and Book Signing
Time: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type: Public Program
Location: Charles Simonyi Space Gallery
The Wings of Heroes Gala
Saturday, September 22 | 5 p.m.
To the Moon & Beyond
The Wings of Heroes Gala Panel Discussions and Book Signing
Sunday, September 23 | 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
The Museum will host two panel discussions with a lineup of astronauts and mission controllers unprecedented in Seattle. Panelists also include cosmonaut Valery Kubasov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi. A book signing/autograph session will follow the programs. The first panel, at 11 a.m., will include astronauts and flight controllers discussing their experiences from Apollo through the shuttle program. The 1 p.m. panel will look at the Apollo-Soyuz mission of the 1970s and the growth of international space programs. The panel will include NASA flight controllers.
The programs are included with admission to the Museum and are free for Members. Check the Museum website for updates and additional panelists to this exciting program.
* All Day --Join us for a special preview of the Shuttle Trainer and all-new Charles Simonyi Space Gallery! *
11 a.m. - Moon Missions - The First Space Station - The Shuttle
Buzz Aldrin - NASA astronaut, Apollo 11 -- First manned moon landing, Gemini 12.
Jerry Bostick - NASA mission controller for Apollo 13 and other moon program missions, shuttle program deputy manager.
Milton Windler - NASA mission controller for Apollo 13 and other moon program missions, Skylab, space shuttle.
Ken Mattingly - NASA astronaut, Apollo 16, shuttle missions STS-4, STS-51C.
Gerald Carr - NASA astronaut, Skylab 4 (1974).
Owen Garriott - NASA astronaut, Skylab 3 (1973), shuttle mission STS-9 (1983).
Jack Lousma - NASA astronaut, Skylab 3 (1973), shuttle mission STS-3 (1982).
1 p.m. - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and International Space Programs
Alexey Leonov - Cosmonaut, Voskhod 2 (1965), Soyuz 19/Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975).
Valery Kubasov - Cosmonaut, Soyuz 6 (1969), Soyuz 19/Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975), Soyuz 36/Salyut-6 space station (1980).
Charles Simonyi - Spaceflight participant, Soyuz TMA-10, 9 (2007), 14 and 13 (2009).
Sy Liebergot - NASA flight controller for missions including Apollo 13 and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Glynn Lunney - NASA mission controller for Apollo 13 and other moon program missions, manager of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and shuttle program.
Charles Lewis - NASA mission controller for Apollo 17, Skylab, ASTP and early shuttle flights.
2 p.m. - Book signing/autograph session. Note: Panelists will only sign their books and materials for purchase at the Museum store.
Many of our panelists have their books available for autographs - Here are some of the titles now available in The Museum of Flight store; more will be availble on Sunday:
Around the World in 84 Days; Biography of Jerry Carr - David Shayler
From the Trench of Mission Control - Jerry Bostik & Glynn Lunney
Apollo EECOM - Sy Liebergot; with David M. Harland
Homesteading Space - David Hitt, Owen Garriott, Joe Kerwin
The Partnershi; A NASA History of Apollo-Soyuz - Edward Clinton Ezell & Linda Neuman Ezell