February 1 is the 15th anniversary of the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia. In this week's Ask an Expert on Facebook Live, curator Jennifer Levasseur will speak about the unique composition of Columbia’s crew and NASA’s 40 years of increasing diversity in the astronaut corps.
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.