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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-19-2013 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
National Air and Space Museum calendar
Annual John H. Glenn Lecture
Space Exploration from Mercury to the Space Shuttle
Gen. Thomas P Stafford, USAF (Ret.) and Senator John H. Glenn

Thursday, June 6, 2013; 8:00 pm
Lockheed Martin Imax Theater
National Air and Space Museum

Former NASA astronaut Gen. Thomas P. Stafford flew twice during Project Gemini and commanded both Apollo 10 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Sen. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in the Mercury-6 project and returned to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998. Join these legendary figures in space history as they reflect on their distinguished careers with Museum director Gen. John R. “Jack” Dailey.

The speaker will not be signing autographs at the lecture.

The lecture will take place in the IMAX Theater and will be simulcast to overflow seating in the museum. The Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and John Glenn and will visit each overflow area prior to the lecture for a brief welcome to the overflow guests.

Requests for tickets will be taken by web request from 10:00 AM Monday, March 26 – Friday, May 4, 2012.

MarylandSpace
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posted 02-19-2013 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have enjoyed many aviation/aerospace lectures at the National Air and Space Museum.

You will also get a chance to meet some of your collectSPACE friends prior to the lecture. I usually call out, "Are there any collectSPACE members here?"

If you haven't attended a National Air and Space Museum lecture, this would be a great one to start with.

tncmaxq
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posted 05-20-2013 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tncmaxq   Click Here to Email tncmaxq     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I missed the deadline to request a ticket but I might still be able to go. Anyone have an extra ticket or know where I can get one? Thanks.

DChudwin
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posted 06-04-2013 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be attending the John Glenn lecture at the National Air and Space Museum. There was a lottery and originally I was placed in the overflow seating. Yesterday I received an email that I had been "upgraded" to the main hall.

Any other collectSPACE people coming?

Glint
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posted 06-04-2013 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DChudwin:
Any other collectSPACE people coming?

I'll be in the main auditorium, hopefully down front.

quote:
Originally posted by tncmaxq:
Anyone have an extra ticket or know where I can get one? Thanks.

Between a friend and myself we have two extra auditorium tickets. We both entered the drawing and requested one ticket, for each other, and both won the drawing. Send email if you (or anyone else) is interested in a ticket.

I'll check my email tonight. We've also alerted another forum so there's a slim possibility they've been spoken for, but we'll respond either way.

If nobody responds, we'll just turn them in, before the seating begins, so that they can go to any people who are waiting.

jiffyq58
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posted 06-04-2013 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David, my wife and I got tickets for this and will be there on Thursday. Good to hear that you will be there also. Maybe we can meet up before the talk begins? — Jeff Qualls

stsmithva
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posted 06-04-2013 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be in the main theater too.

MarylandSpace
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posted 06-04-2013 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although I am not attending this lecture, I have been know to hold up a sign with either "cS" or "collectSPACE" and been able to connect with fellow csers.

Why don't you do this in the National Air and Space Museum lobby before the Glenn lecture?

Have fun, enjoy meeting new friends.

stsmithva
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posted 06-06-2013 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As it turns out, I won't be able to attend the event tonight. We put in an offer on a house, and hopefully tonight I'll be spending a couple of hours initialing a whole lot of forms.

In the past I've been able to write to the National Air and Space Musuem to change the name the ticket is being held for, and if someone writes me in the next couple of hours to tell me that you can definitely make it, I'll try that for you and then let you know if I got a positive reply. Otherwise at 2:00 EST I'll just tell them that anyone in overflow can have it. — Steve

Glint
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posted 06-06-2013 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guess tonight's event will be the 10th annual Glenn Lecture. I remember the first in 2004 when Annie shared the stage and they both spoke of their lives together.

I was glad my high school aged daughter was there to hear it.

DChudwin
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posted 06-07-2013 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a great time last night at the National Air and Space Museum's lecture featuring John Glenn and Tom Stafford.

Stafford gave an illustrated talk about his role in the space program and Air Force from 1962 to the present. He was in some ways the "Forrest Gump" of the period, taking part in all the major events and programs. Stafford leavened his history with some funny stories (including Deke Slayton discussing what to do with Gene Cernan's body in case the GT-9 EVA did not work).

John Glenn made additional comments and looks great at 91. Annie Glenn was in the audience, as well as astronaut Tom Jones.

I enjoyed seeing fellow space enthusiasts Marv Rubenstein, Jeff Qualls, Tom and Mark Usiak (who took these pictures of the event).

MCroft04
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posted 06-07-2013 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is amazing how sharp these guys are at their advanced age. Stafford always amazes me. Have not had the opportunity to meet Glenn. Must be that radiation they sucked in.

Donbl
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posted 06-16-2013 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Donbl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks to Woody for giving me the tickets to the IMAX Theater! Also, thanks to Chris Calle for making them available to Woody.
  1. For those that missed the lecture, the NASM website has a link to view the archived recording.
  2. By the way, my favorite Fleetwood FDC cachets were Chris' artwork! (Civil War, WWII, From the Earth to the Moon.)

Stafford Air&Space
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posted 07-24-2013 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stafford Air&Space   Click Here to Email Stafford Air&Space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for sharing the link to the General's and Senator's presentation!

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