Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Through its public programs, the Museum introduces visitors to exciting, inspiring, and educational aspects of aviation and space exploration. Many of this year's programs focused on naval aviation in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. Other topics covered included the dynamic world of Mars, the speech that launched the Apollo space program, and the Mercury space program. The new Smithsonian's Stars program drew full houses in the planetarium for almost all lectures in the series. Other programs attracted enthusiastic audiences in the theater, and the John H. Glenn Lecture remained the most popular offering with a full theater and large overflow crowd to hear Mercury astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.

Other Public Programs