John Glenn Public Lecture Webcast Live from Smithsonian Museum

John Glenn Public Lecture Webcast Live from Smithsonian Museum

Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture
Earning the Right Stuff as a Decorated Marine Aviator and Navy Test Pilot
Thursday, May 24 @ 8:00 pm (Washington)
Friday, May 25 @ 10:00am (Australian EST)

How did John Glenn get “the right stuff?” On May 24, 2012, National Air and Space Museum Director Jack Dailey will join Glenn for a discussion of his career-defining moments. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but tickets are required and have been distributed via a drawing. For those unable to attend in person, the lecture will be webcast live.

John Glenn, Jr. is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Glenn was combat aviator in the Marine Corps and one of the seven elite US military test pilots to be selected by NASA for the Mercury program. Glenn retired from the military and resigned from NASA so he could be eligible to stand for election to public office. As a member of the Democratic Party he was elected to represent Ohio in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1999.

For more information, and a link to view the live webcast, visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website