On Liberty: Zooming into Museums Across the Country
National Air and Space Museum
Friday, May 14, 5:00pm ET
Join the Intrepid Museum and fellow veterans, service members and their loved ones for a virtual staycation. We will be Zooming into the Washington, DC area, at faster than Mach 3, to visit the National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Michael Hankins, curator of U.S. Air Force history and Chris Reddersen, museum specialist in aeronautics, will join Kate Good, Intrepid Museum’s aircraft restoration specialist. Mike will discuss the fascinating history of supersonic jets, how they were made, and how they were used. Chris and Kate will then focus on the preservation efforts of these iconic planes and compare and contrast the deceptively similar Lockheed A-12 at the Intrepid Museum and SR-71 Blackbird at the National Air and Space Museum.
About the National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.
Veterans Programs are made possible by public funds facilitated by the New York City Council Committee on Veterans, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund.