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Robert Pearlman

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posted 03-04-2015 10:08 AM     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 Society release
Spacewalking in the Shuttle Era

National Air and Space Society Lecture Series
Presenters: Michael López-Alegría, Story Musgrave, and Sunita (Suni) Williams*
Friday, April 17, 2015; 8:00 p.m.
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

At the Spring National Air and Space Society lecture, three NASA astronauts with a combined 134 hours of extra-vehicular activity (EVA) will share their stories and experiences of spacewalking in the Shuttle era.

A veteran of four space flights, Michael López-Alegría has logged more than 257 days in space and performed 10 spacewalks totaling 67 hours and 40 minutes. He currently holds the longest all-time EVA duration record of any American.

Story Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six missions. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was the lead spacewalker on the first Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, and spent 26 hours and 19 minutes on four EVAs.

Sunita Williams* has spent a total of 322 days in space on two International Space Station expeditions. With 50 hours and 40 minutes on seven EVAs, she holds the record for cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut

The lecture is for members of the Museum's National Air and Space Society and their guests. There is no charge to attend, but advance reservations are required. Visit this website to reserve yours. Seating is limited. There will also be a buffet reception before the lecture for Society members at the Mercury Friendship 7 level and higher. For more information, call 202.633.2603 or email.

*Sunita Williams tentatively scheduled


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posted 03-27-2015 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone here planning to go to this? I plan to be there with my son Zachary. Will be his first visit to the downtown museum, though he has been to Udvar-Hazy with me once. It'll be a great opportunity for him to meet three shuttle astronauts.


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posted 03-28-2015 06:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff, I've requested tickets for the family and hopefully nothing "unexpected" comes up. I think the kids will be excited to go! I'm sure it's too early, but have you gotten any confirmation email? I don't want to end up in the overflow

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