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1998_DC_Worley_9807047DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Jo Anne Worley
The US Air Force Band, with special guest Jo Anne Worley, gave an inspiring concert on Independence Day.
2012_DC_Stargazing_12042853DC -- USA Science & Engineering Festival (2012) & Air and Space Museum -- Planetary Radio
Telescopic Observing: Stargazing Party
Join museum astronomy educators for an evening of activities at the National Air and Space Museum including astronomy-themed programming in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery, including a guest appearance by Bill Nye the Science Guy and a live broadcast of Planetary...
2009_DC_EnemyR_09042827Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: A Pilot and the Enemy He Shot Down -- reception
GE Aviation Lecture -- A Pilot and the Enemy He Shot Down -- reception
2009_DC_Bean_0911138Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Alan Bean
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: A Conversation with Alan Bean

NOTE: I was apparently the only one in the audience not allowed to take any photos during the event itself. These photos therefore only cover the book signing.
 
On November 19th, 1969 Alan Bean became the fourth man to...
2008_DC_Ansari_081101119Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Anousheh Ansari
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night
A Conversation With Anousheh Ansari

In 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Ansari is a living example of the American dream. After immigrating...
2008_DC_Apollo8_08111392Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Apollo 8 Astronauts
Annual John H. Glenn Lecture: An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts:

In late December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to leave Earth and journey to another world. They spent 20 hours orbiting the Moon, and then made the flight back...
2008_DC_Kuroki_08050177Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Ben Kuroki ("Most Honorable Son")
General Electric Aviation Lecture: "Most Honorable Son: a Japanese-American B-24 Gunner in World War II"
Speaker: Sgt. Ben Kuroki

Sgt. Ben Kuroki was one of the few Nisei admitted to the Army Air Corps. He earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses and was acclaimed as the first Nisei war hero after...
2010_DC_Hoover_10051852Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Bob Hoover
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Bob Hoover
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover is a fighter, military, and civilian test and air show pilot of legendary proportions. Using his superb piloting skills to fly aircraft to the edge of their performance capabilities, Hoover has left an indelible mark in aviation...
2001_DC_SIAIR_Signing_0107015Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Book Signing
2013_DC_Aldrin_13102612Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Buzz Aldrin
Interview with Buzz Aldrin
Join us for an interview with NASA astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. In this talk moderated by Leonard David, Aldrin will discuss his book Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.
In his book, Aldrin speaks out as an advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of...
2005_DC_Yeager_05100416Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Chuck Yeager (test pilot)
An Evening with Charles "Chuck" Yeager: The renowned aviator will share memories of his remarkable climb from an enlisted man in the Army Air Corps to X-1 test pilot to a distinguished brigadier general. The General Electric Aviation Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of The...
2009_DC_Levy_09032546Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: David Levy ("Why Is Astronomy So Popular?")
Exploring Space Lectures: Why is Astronomy so Popular?
Speaker: David Levy
6:00 p.m. Special theater presentation in the Lockheed Martin Imax Theater: End of the World, with curator comments + Discovery Stations in the Museum
7:00 p.m. Meet the Lecturer
7:30 p.m. Lecture

Well-known interpreter of...
2011_DC_Feightner_11052458Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Edward "Whitey" Feightner
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Memoirs from an Aviator’s Logbook
Presenter: Rear Adm. Edward “Whitey” Feightner
Admiral Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner is a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war, he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC Patuxent River,...
2005_DC_Kranz_05040819Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Gene Kranz (flight director)
Gene Kranz spoke at the second annual John Glenn Lecture. Kranz was flight director in NASA's Mission Control during the exciting days of Mercury and Gemini missions, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the first Space Shuttle flights. Kranz shaped the history of the space age. Gene has been further...
2003_DC_Lovell_03111412Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Lovell (astronaut)
Retired US Navy Captain James Lovell Jr came to talk about his experience in the space program, especially as team leader on the aborted Apollo 13 flight (he was played by Tom Hanks in the movie). He had previously flown in three other flights -- Gemini VII (1965) with Frank Borman, Gemini XII (1966)...
2015_DC_SIAIR_Norfleet_1504293Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Norfleet signing
George Norfleet was in the building promoting his book "A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman Curtis Christopher Robinson"
2009_DC_Engle_09052188Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Joe Engle
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: To the Edge of Space and Beyond
Presenter: Major Gen. Joe Engle
Maj. Gen. Joe Engle is an exciting speaker with a multitude of experiences in air and space. He has logged more than 14,700 hours in the air piloting more than 185 different types of aircraft, and...
2003_DC_Young_03041110Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: John Young (astronaut)
The National Air and Space Society had a lecture featuring retired US Navy Captain and Astronaut John W. Young. He made six space flights (totalling 835 hours) in addition to having flown 14,750 hours as a naval aviator. He flew on Gemini 3 (with Gus Grissom), Gemini 10 (with Michael Collins), Apollo...
2008_DC_Malachowski_080327126Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot)
What’s it like to be first? In March 2006, Maj. Nicole Malachowski debuted as the first woman pilot selected to fly in any American military demonstration team, in this case, the Air Force Demo Squadron better known as the Thunderbirds, flying F-16Cs. Major Malachowski’s two seasons as Thunderbird #3...
2008_DC_NASSR_08032713Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) -- Reception
Natl Air and Space Society -- Reception before Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) lecture
2009_DC_Faber_09022682Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Sandy Faber ("The Milky Way: Why We Need Her...")
"The Milky Way: Why We Need Her and How She Was Formed" by Dr. Sandy Faber
6:00 PM Screening of the documentary 400 Years of the Telescope (http://www.400years.org/)
7:00 PM Meet the lecturer
7:30 PM Lecture begins

A hundred years ago, astronomers did not know about galaxies, let alone that the...
2006_DC_Flight_Jacket_06110361Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Wally Shirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom Stafford
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: An Evening with Wally Schirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom Stafford:

Three of America's earliest space explorers take the stage to discuss their own unique contributions to history. Moderated by Ed Buckbee, astronauts Wally Schirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom...
2000_DC_Cronkite_0011154Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Walter Cronkite
2007_DC_Feightner_07111640Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Whitey Feightner (test pilot)
Buffet dinner reception and then Conversation with Whitey Feightner for NASS Flight Jacket Night: This year's Flight Jacket Night speaker is Rear Adm. Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner, a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC...
2009_DC_Wright_091007203Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: World's First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer
The World’s First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer:
The culminating event of the year-long Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum observance of the Centennial of Military Aviation will be an evening public symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer. This...
2011_DC_LincolnAF_11061138Natl Air and Space Museum -- Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated to President Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon might be used to spy on the enemy, thus helping the Union Army and establishing the earliest "air force."
In celebration of this anniversary, the...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
KeyImgsShort Description
2019_08_12_Straczynski117Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_12D2_Johnston154DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Opening Reception for "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston"
The Canadian Embassy invites you to the opening recepiton of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The artists will be in attendance. Introductory remarks were made by Denis Chouinard (Counsellor, Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada) and Katherine Baird (Head of the Washington Secre... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_14A1_SPX_Other195MD -- Bethesda -- Small Press Expo (2019) -- Other (Saturday)
Folks shown here include Randy Tischler, Sheena Wolf, Sara Duke, R.M. Rhodes, Dustin Harbin, Karen Green, Michael Cavna, Mike Rhode, Eddie Campbell, Jamie Noguchi, David Crispino, Mike Riley, Jordan Clark, Keith Knight, Rick Banning, Rikke Villadsen, Kate Lacour, R. Sikoryak, Lenora Yerkes, Ted Rall... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_04E1_Munroe132Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Randall Munroe ("How To")
Randall Munroe - How To — in conversation with Alexandra Petri at Sidwell Friends Randall Munroe, the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, brings readers a way to better understand the science and technology behind... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_12D1_EC_Johnston62DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Exhibit: For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. (Partially reviewed)


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