The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will feature a screening of our film "I want to be an Astronaut” during AirVenture 2014 at the Theater in the Woods:
Bill Barber Award Presentation (7-7:30 p.m.) — Representatives from World Airshow News along with friends and family of the late Bill Barber will present the annual Bill Barber Award for Showmanship to an air show performer who has demonstrated extraordinary showmanship.
X PRIZE 10th Anniversary (8-8:45p.m.) -– The Ansari X PRIZE was modeled after the Orteig Prize that Charles Lindbergh won for his solo flight in 1927 to reward the aviation innovation that he inspired. The $10 million competition challenged the world to form the first privately funded team to create a spacecraft to carry three people 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, twice within two weeks. Out of 26 teams and $100 million total spent on research, Mojave Aerospace Ventures won in October 2004. Speakers will be Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh; Gregg Maryniak, corporate secretary and chairman of the executive committee of the board of X PRIZE; and Doug Shane, executive vice president and general manager of the Spaceship Company. (8-8:45 p.m.)
“I Want to be an Astronaut” (8:45-10 p.m.) -– This 38-minute documentary tells the story of Blair Mason’s dreams of flight from childhood to the United States Naval Academy. It’s an examination of the current state of America’s space program, the retirement of the space shuttle, and the future of space exploration. Featured appearances from producer of the film, David Ruck; X-15 and space shuttle test pilot retired Maj. Gen. Joe Engle; and retired Col. Charlie Precourt who served as the former chief of the Astronaut Corps.
The Theater in the Woods venue has open-air seating for 3,500, and all programs above are included with your admission wristband. Details on admission prices, schedule, etc. can be found HERE.
Shout out to our partners below for hosting us, and make sure to check in at the booths for ATK, Boeing, Aerojet RocketDyne, Lockheed Martin or Space Camp for further information along with your complimentary ticket to the screening!
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