Learning Your Way Around the Space Shuttle Crew Cabin Middeck

Ask an Expert Live

November 15, 2017 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

During the Space Shuttle era, mission crews lived and worked in the well-appointed orbiter middeck, which could accommodate up to eight people with many of the comforts of home. Join space history curator Valerie Neal on Facebook Live to take a tour of the realistic middeck mockup in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition gallery and imagine occupying this space with five or six other people for a week or two. 

Planning to attend in-person? Meet in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery. 


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.