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Lecture: Caution and Boldness: Balancing Risk in Spaceflight

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013

Location: Airbus IMAX Theater Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA, US,

8:00 pm

Airbus IMAX Theater Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA


Dr. Steven J. Dick, astronomer, author and historian of science
Alan Ladwig, Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA Public Outreach
Ken Mattingly, astronaut, Apollo 16, STS-4 and STS-51-C
Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Richard "Dick" Scobee, STS-41-C, STS-51-L and Founding Chair, Challenger Center

This program will commemorate and reflect on the challenges of human spaceflight, and consider possibilities for the future with the International Space Station and travel to other bodies in the solar system.

The lecture is for members of the Museum's National Air and Space Society and their guests only. There is no charge for Society members to attend, but advance reservations are required. If you are already a member, visit to reserve tickets. If you would like to become a member, visit Membership dues directly support the National Air and Space Museum and begin at just $35.

There will also be a buffet dinner reception before the lecture with the speakers for Society members at the Mercury Friendship 7 level and higher. For more information, call 202.633.2603 or email

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