Lots of Activities at The Pima Air & Space Museum

B-17G 42-102889 took off from Kingman Army Air Field on a round robin training night flight. While in the vicinity of Flagstaff, the Flying Fortress caught fire and crashed in the San Francisco Peaks on September 17, 1944. Aerospace Archaeologist Chris McDoniel will talk about this crash and several others on Jan. 10, 2015 at the Pima Air & Space Museum.
B-17G 42-102889 took off from Kingman Army Air Field on a round robin training night flight. While in the vicinity of Flagstaff, the Flying Fortress caught fire and crashed in the San Francisco Peaks on September 17, 1944. Aerospace Archaeologist Chris McDoniel will talk about this crash and several others on Jan. 10, 2015 at the Pima Air & Space Museum.
B-17G 42-102899 took off from Kingman Army Air Field on a round robin training night flight. While in the vicinity of Flagstaff, the Flying Fortress caught fire and crashed in the San Francisco Peaks on September 17, 1944. Aerospace Archaeologist Chris McDoniel will talk about this crash and several others on Jan. 10, 2015 at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

PRESS RELEASE – Tucson, AZ –  The Pima Air & Space Museum’s Second Saturday Speaker Series is revving up for another season of titillating topics that explore today’s mysteries and tomorrow’s discoveries. The series will kick-off the new year year by looking back at plane wrecks that have occurred in our backyard, then leaping forward to a new dawn of discovery and a personal perspective heralding the new museum exhibit “Women in Flight.” The Speaker Series is held on the second Saturday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Pima Air & Space Museum’s Main Hangar and is included with paid admission to the museum.

  • On Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, Chris McDoniel presents “Aerospace Archaeology,”which focuses on plane wrecks that occurred in the southwest and the stories behind them. Some of the wrecks McDoniel will talk about include an FM-2 Wildcat near Vail, a B-24 near I-10 and Wilmot, and another B-24 in the Catalina Mountains.
  • On Sat., Feb. 14, 2015, Vishnu Reddy presents “NASA’s Dawn Mission: What We Know or Don’t Know About Ceres,” which will probe into what we will learn about Ceres when the Dawn spacecraft rendezvous with it in April 2015. [Ceres is a dwarf planet that lies in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.] Reddy is a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson and a member of the Dawn Framing Camera team based at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany.
  • On Sat., Mar. 7*, 2015, Laura McGill, Engineering deputy of Raytheon Missile Systems, will share her perspective on being a female aeronautical and astronautical engineer. This talk will be part of a day-long Grand Opening celebration for the new museum exhibit “Women in Flight.”

*switched to the 1st Saturday of March to correspond with the “Women in Flight” exhibit Grand Opening.

 

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2 Comments

  1. WHY ? do you publish a photo of B-17 42-102899 and caption it 42-102889 ? this latter B-17 crashed in Czechoslovakia in 7th July 1944……one hell of a long way from California ! Get you r spectacles checked, or stop playing stupid games !

    • Many thanks for your kind, polite and gentlemanly response. We do endeavour to do the best we can, but mistakes sometimes slip through, and we appreciate your input.

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