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Aerospace Museum of California Hosting Special Veterans Day Weekend Events
Thursday, November 11th - Sunday, November 14, 2021 McClellan, CA: The Aerospace Museum of California invites the community for three spectacular events over Veterans Day Weekend: November 11th - 14th. Veterans Day Open Cockpit: Thursday, November 11th | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The community is invited to celebrate Veterans Day with us.
Guests can explore our 4 acre Air Park for a sneak peek of open fighter jet cockpits and amazing aircraft interiors - including our famous D-Day C-53 “Skytrooper” used to deliver paratroopers during World War II. To honor and salute our Veterans the Museum will be hosting a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. in our Memorial Plaza, as well as a special Veterans Day talk with a former SR-71 Blackbird pilot, Retired Col. Jim Wilson at 11:30 a.m. In addition to our Open Cockpit Air Park experience, admission also includes our newly opened exhibit featuring the Bubbleship used in filming Oblivion starring Tom Cruise on loan to us from the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum.
James Webb Space Telescope Pre-Launch Conversation with NASA Ambassador Tim Pinkney: Saturday, November 13th | 11 a.m. The Aerospace Museum of California has joined almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory, which is set to launch on December 18th. As an official site for NASA’s community events, the Aerospace Museum of California will be hosting a James Webb Space Telescope Pre-Launch Conversation with NASA Solar System Ambassador, Tim Pinkney on Saturday, November 13th at 11 a.m. The community is invited to come out to the Museum to not only celebrate the scientific and engineering feat of building Webb, but to learn more about its mission to help humankind study the origins of the universe and explore distant worlds in other solar systems as well as our own. In addition to the 11 a.m. program.