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An Evening with Space Shuttle Astronaut Jim Wetherbee

Monday, May 5, 2014 7:00 pm

An Evening with Space Shuttle Astronaut Jim Wetherbee


An Evening with Space Shuttle Astronaut Jim Wetherbee

The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is honored to have space shuttle Astronaut and Huntington native, Jim Wetherbee as a guest speaker. Earlier in the day at a luncheon at the Cradle, Mr. Wetherbee will be inducted into the Cradle's Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame. Mr. Wetherbee is a Long islander, having grown up in Huntington Station and attended Holy Family Diocesan High School. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering.

Mr. Wetherbee received his commission from the U.S. Navy, became a naval aviator and flew A-7Es aboard the USS John F. Kennedy and logged 125 night landings. He was a test pilot for the F/A-18 Hornet and flew operationally from January 1984 until his selection into the astronaut candidate program in 1985. He is a veteran of six space flights and is the first American to command five space missions. He flew Columbia twice and volunteered to head the recovery team of Columbia when it crashed in February 2003. He left NASA in January 2005. Jim was a safety Auditor for BP until his retirement last year.

Admission: $10, $8 for Museum Members
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
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