Space Exploration from Mercury to the Space Shuttle

Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.) and Senator John H. Glenn

June 6, 2013 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, reservations required

Former NASA astronaut Gen. Thomas P. Stafford flew twice during Project Gemini and commanded both Apollo 10 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Sen. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in the Mercury-6  project and returned to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998. Join these legendary figures in space history as they reflect on their distinguished careers with Museum director Gen. John R. “Jack” Dailey.

The speakers 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.  General Dailey, Senator Glenn, and General Stafford will visit each overflow area prior to the lecture to give a brief welcome.

Requests for tickets will be taken by web request from 10:00 am, Monday, March 11 until noon, Friday, May 10, 2013.  Up to four 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 e-mail of their placement by Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Requesters receiving standby status will be updated via e-mail 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.

Attention members of National Air and Space Society! Increase your chances of getting tickets for the John H. Glenn 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.

This event is made possible by the generous support of The Boeing Company.