Lockheed U-2: Strategic and Tactical Reconnaissance

Ask an Expert Live

September 6, 2017 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

The U-2 has served in both strategic and tactical reconnaissance roles since the late 1950s. It continues to fly, making it one of only a handful of aircraft that have been in service for more than 60 years. Join us on Facebook Live as aeronautics curator Layne Karafantis discusses the aircraft’s historic accomplishments and explores the record of the Museum’s U-2C, located in the Looking at Earth gallery in the Museum in Washington.

Planning to attend in person? Meet in the Looking at 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.