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SPACE NIGHT, MOVING
THE SHUTTLE, JETMAN AND MILITARY HEROES PART OF EAA AIRVENTURE EVENING PROGRAMS
Canadian astronaut who became YouTube
sensation this year among presenters
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (June
27, 2013) — Chris
Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who became a YouTube sensation
earlier this year with his “Space Oddity” music video from the International
Space Station, will be among the “Space Night” presenters on Tuesday evening,
July 30, during the evening programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.
“Space Night” is one highlight of a
week of evening programs at EAA’s Theater in the Woods,
which features aviation and other personalities in programming specifically
aimed at aviation enthusiasts. The evening programs are included with
AirVenture admission and are sponsored by Mars Snack Foods.
The July 30 “Space Night” presentation
will feature Hadfield – whose YouTube video posted in May 2013 has surpassed 16
million views worldwide – along with former Space Shuttle Commanders Charlie Precourt
and Kent Rominger
(now with aerospace company ATK) to talk about the end of the Space Shuttle
program and the future of manned space travel.
“EAA members and AirVenture attendees
have always been eager to hear in-depth about famous and innovative
achievements during our evening programs at Theater in the Woods,” said Jim
DiMatteo, EAA’s vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. “This
year’s lineup is a tremendous mix of aviation history, accomplishments, and
what’s ahead in the future.”
Other confirmed evening programs at
Theater in the Woods include:
Wednesday, July 31 – “Bringing the
Space Shuttle West: An Evening with David Knight”: Knight was a key figure on the team
that brought the Space Shuttle Endeavor from Florida to the California Science
Center in Los Angeles. He also led the 150-person film crew the chronicled
the most complex move of an object through an urban area in history. His
presentation includes unreleased film footage from Endeavor’s last mission and
the journey to her new home.
Thursday, Aug. 1 – Yves “Jetman”
Rossy: Learn about the
development of Rossy’s unique flight suit that has allowed him to fly over
mountains, in formation with fighter jets, and through the Grand Canyon.
Rossy’s presentation provides more background to the multiple flights he is
making during EAA AirVenture.
Friday, Aug. 2 – “American Warriors”: This special program is a fitting
ending to a full day of AirVenture’ “Salute to Veterans” activities that honors
veterans and current military members. The special guests will include
top-level military honorees and pilots.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s
Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention.
Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping
purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on
admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call
1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.
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