Intelligence Agency Historian Reveals Secrets from Space at The Museum of Flight

. September 16, 2015

SEATTLE, Sept. – The secret is out. A Sept. 19 lecture and presentation by Dr. James Outzen at The Museum of Flight will share some of the U.S. Government’s recently declassified info from spy satellites.

National Reconnaissance OfficeOutzen is the Chief of Historical Documentation and Research for the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance. The Center is part of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Outzen will offer an unprecedented look behind the scenes of some of the NRO’s most important projects. The 2 p.m. program is free with admission to the Museum.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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