The Museum produces a videodisc of black-and-white
photographs and color transparencies documenting the space
program from the collection of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration.
A new exhibit, "Horizons: Painting and Drawings by
Robert Taylor," British aviation artist, opens to
the public. At the opening the artist is joined by pilots
and "aces" whose WW II aerial exploits are featured
in his paintings, including RAF Wing Commander Geoffrey
Page, Air Commodore Peter Brothers and the Lufwaffe's
Gen. Adolf Galland, Gen. Gunther Rall, and Gen. Johannes
"Macky" Steinhoff (April 27).
"Flight Line" cafeteria and "Wright
Place" restaurant open to the public. The soaring
glass and steel facility, located on the Museum's east
terrace, overlooks the U.S. Capitol, providing a unique
photo opportunity for diners (September 17).
Hon. Yuriy V. Dubinin, ambassador of the Union of Soviet
donates a Proton launch vehicle model to the Museum,
marking the first
time that the government of the USSR has made an outright
donation of an
artifact to the Museum's space artifact collection (December