An Evening with Astronaut Karol Bobko

Reflections of Spaceflight with the first Long Islander in Space, NASA Astronaut Karol Bobko

As a part of our continued “Countdown to Apollo at 50” celebration, the Cradle of Aviation Museum is honored to host retired Air Force Colonel and Astronaut Karol Bobko on Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm. Colonel Bobko will be at the museum to speak about his experience on three Space Shuttle missions.

Colonel Bobko was born in New York, New York. A Seaford resident and graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, he went on to complete a bachelors in science from the Air Force Academy and later a master of science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. He was selected to be a NASA Astronaut in 1969. At the height of lunar space exploration Colonel Bobko trained during a time of immense excitement! Colonel Bobko was first a part of a 56-day ground simulation for Skylab and served as astronaut support crew on a variety of other endeavors. He is a veteran of three spaceflights: STS – 6, STST-51D and STS-51J spending more than 380 hours in space.

Bobko will reflect on his NASA experiences and spaceflights. “The opportunity to hear from astronauts about their time in space is invaluable. Enamored by their bravery, dedication to the space program, and sharing an enthusiasm for the future of NASA you’ll be left with a positive outlook for what lies ahead” said Catherine Gonzalez, Education Director.

Join us as we share in this excitement of personal perseverance and learn about the perspectives of Earth from space.

This talk is FREE, but reservations are required.

Please call (516) 572-4066, Monday-Friday from 10-4 to reserve your spot.

There will be an exclusive Meet & Greet at 6:15 for current museum members. Please have your member number ready when calling!

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Dec 20, 2018


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530
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