Museum of Flight Black History Month Lecture Features NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

Feb. 5 panel discussion with six distinguished African-American aerospace professionals

NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles Bolden, Jr. will be one of five panelists in the Museum’s Black History Month Lecture on Feb. 5. The panelists span a range of flight experience from World War II fighters and modern military jets, to the airlines and spaceflight. The program is at 2 p.m., and free with admission to the Museum. An audience question and answer session follows the discussion.
Panelists joining retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. General Bolden include former Tuskegee Airman Ed Drummond; Lt. Col. Kimberly Scott, an Alaska Airlines pilot and U.S. Air Force Reserve C-17 pilot for the 728th Airlift Squadron; Lt. Col. Rod Lewis, commander of the C-17 squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash; and Alaska Airlines Capt. Michael Swanigan.  U.S. Air Force Deputy Inspector General Maj. Gen. Harold “Mitch” Mitchell will moderate the discussion. Museum visitors are encouraged to meet the panelists after the program.
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Image: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. NASA photo.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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