TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
AMERICA DURING THE FIRST CENTURY OF FLIGHT
The last 100 years of powered human flight brought about a
dramatic transformation to the world around us, from both the civil
and military impact of flight. Today, aviation is essential to the
way of life in the United States: economically, socially and
Dr. Richard Hallion, historian for Air Force Special Programs,
U.S. Air Force, will speak on "America and The First Century of
Flight" at a colloquium at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at NASA
Langley's H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.
Media Briefing: A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. at
the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd., at NASA
Langley Research Center. Members of the media who wish to attend
should contact Kimberly W. Land at (757) 864-9885 or 344-8611
(mobile) for credentials.
Hallion will explore the invention of flight, give an overview
of the role the United States played in the advancement of flight,
and take a look at the great challenges we face today as we enter
the second century of powered flight.
Before working in Special Programs for the Air Force, Hallion
was the Air Force historian for over ten years and was responsible
for directing the worldwide Air Force historical and museum
programs. He has served as a curator at the National Air and Space
Museum and professor at several universities, as well as other
historian roles with the Air Force. Hallion has flown a range of
military and civilian fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Also, he is
the author of 15 books on aerospace history.
In 1970, Hallion received a bachelor of arts degree from the
University of Maryland and a doctoral degree in aviation history
from University of Maryland in 1975. He attended the Federal
Executive Institute and completed the National Security Studies
Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard