Aerospace History Program: Dr. Richard Hallion
Time: Saturday, June 9, 2007 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dr. Richard P. Hallion, noted aerospace historian and author, is the 2006 recipient of the National Aviation Hall of Fame's Combs Gates Award. Hallion received a $20,000 cash award for his extensive research on a book project titled, High Enterprise: America and Aerial Competitiveness in the Golden Age of Flight, 1919-1939. The book documents America's post-WWI role in the aviation industry and how its aeronautical lead was regained in the face of foreign competition. A former museum curator and U.S. Air Force historian, Hallion has previously authored over a dozen books that chronicle American developments in air and space exploration in both military and civil arenas Dr. Hallion graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970 and is the author and editor of numerous books relating to aerospace technology and military operations, as well as articles and essays for a variety of professional journals. He also teaches and lectures widely. Don't miss your chance to hear Dr. Hallion speak on the history of the X-planes in the development of modern supersonic and hypersonic aircraft. Presentation is free with Museum admission.