36 years ago, on April 12, 1981, Space Shuttle Columbia made its historic first flight. In this week's Ask an Expert Live, space history curator Valerie Neal will remember STS-1 and the birth of the manned space shuttle program.
Tune in to the Facebook Live on the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Facebook page.
Planning to attend in-person? Meet at the nose of Space Shuttle Discovery.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the Facebook 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.