60 years ago, Walt Disney Productions released the first of three space specials in collaboration with aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun. Join senior curator Michael Neufeld as he discusses the Disney-von Braun TV Space Specials and how they were influential in selling the public on spaceflight and convincing the public that a trip to the moon was real and imminent and not a matter of science fiction. He will also discuss the space station prop on display in the Museum that was used in the second episode special.

Meet at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall on the first floor.

About the Ask an Expert lecture series: Every Wednesday at noon in the National Mall Building, a Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum.

On loan from Walt Disney Archives, this fanciful space station model was created as a prop that was used in an episode of the "Disneyland" television series titled "Man in Space." It originally aired on March 9, 1955.
How to attend

National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

6th St. and Independence Ave SW. Washington, DC 20560