John Glenn: Earning the Right Stuff as a Decorated Marine Aviator and Navy Test Pilot

May 24, 2012 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free tickets distributed by drawing. See ticketing instructions below.

How did John Glenn get “the right stuff?”  Before he was an astronaut, John Glenn earned six Distinguished Flying Crosses as a USMC aviator in World War II and the Korean conflict and as a naval test pilot.  Come and listen to his conversation with Museum Director General Jack Dailey as they recall Glenn’s career defining moments. 

The speaker will not be signing autographs at the lecture.

The lecture will take place in the IMAX Theater and will be simulcast to overflow seating in the museum.  The Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and John Glenn and will visit each overflow area prior to the lecture for a brief welcome to the overflow guests.

Requests for tickets will be taken by web request from 10:00 AM Monday, March 26 – Friday, May 4, 2012.  Up to 4 tickets can be requested.  All requests received during this time will be entered into a random drawing for seats.*  All requesters are eligible for theater seating, overflow seating or standby and will be notified via email of their placement by Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Requesters receiving standby status will be updated via email a few days before the lecture on whether the Museum expects overflow seating to be available due to cancelations.

Duplicate requests will not be honored. Tickets will not be distributed through the Museum Box Office for this event.

Beginning Monday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m., please go to our ticket reservation form to make your request.

Attention members of National Air and Space Society! Increase your chances of getting tickets for the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture. There will be a special drawing of tickets for members in addition to the public drawing, so you can enter both. You can join or renew online to qualify for the special drawing. The drawing for Society members will follow the same procedures as the public drawing.

* Due to high demand for the Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture tickets, the Museum is using a drawing to provide more people the chance of attending.

This lecture is made possible through the generous support of Bombardier.