Ask an Expert

Reintroducing John Glenn and Yuri Gagarin

August 6, 2014 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Museum in Washington, DC

Join space history curator Cathy Lewis as she compares the spacesuits that Soviet Yuri Gagarin and American John Glenn wore at the dawn of the Space Age. Discover how two competing countries -- the United States and the Soviet Union -- worked separately to solve the same technological challenges.

Meet at the Museum's "Great Seal," in front of the Welcome Center, 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.