Evening Event: “Caution and Boldness: Balancing Risk in Spaceflight” on February 1, 2013


4435_150hThe Smithsonian Institution’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, is holding an event which promises to be interesting—”Caution and Boldness: Balancing Risk in Spaceflight“—on the evening of February 1, 2013. This is an event for the National Air and Space Society (NASS), which is the National Air and Space Museum’s support organization. You may request tickets or watch the event live on a webcast.

The evening program will consist of the following speakers.

  • Dr. Steven J. Dick, astronomer, author and historian of science
  • Alan Ladwig, Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA Public Outreach
  • Ken Mattingly, astronaut, Apollo 16, STS-4 and STS-51-C
  • Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Richard “Dick” Scobee, STS-41-C, STS-51-L and Founding Chair, Challenger Center

This program will commemorate and reflect on the challenges of human spaceflight, and consider possibilities for the future with the International Space Station and travel to other bodies in the solar system.

The lecture is for members of the Museum’s National Air and Space Society and their guests only. There is no charge for Society members to attend, but advance reservations are required. If you are already a member, visit airandspace.si.edu/membertickets to reserve tickets. If you would like to become a member, visit airandspace.si.edu/membership. Membership dues directly support the National Air and Space Museum and begin at just $35.

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