Museum will close at 2:30pm with final admission at 2:00pm on Saturday November 19th for our International Hall of Fame Celebration.
Join the San Diego Air & Space Museum in celebrating the International Air & Space Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Saturday, November 23, 2019, in the Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Guests from around the world are assembling for a spectacular evening of fun and extraordinary recognition, as each guest is treated to a behind the scenes look into the lives of these air and space legends. Since 1963, the International Air & Space Hall of Fame has honored the world’s most significant pilots, crew members, visionaries, inventors, aerospace engineers, business leaders, preservationists, designers and space explorers.
“We’re especially pleased to honor this exemplary Class of 2019 because these men and women are amongst the most talented figures in air and space history,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “Aviation and space exploration, as embodied by the honorees in the International Air & Space Hall of Fame, directly represents the human pioneering and exploring spirit. November 23 is THE day of the year every guest remembers for the rest of their lives. Guests come from all over the globe just to be in the room with the Honorees and join in this momentous celebration.”
The International Air & Space Hall of Fame Class of 2019:
Jeff Bezos, Space exploration pioneer and founder of aerospace company Blue Origin.
Hawley Bowlus, American engineer, designer and aircraft builder and icon of the Golden Age of Flight.
Dr. Vance Coffman, Retired chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation and the man responsible for the Hubble Space Telescope and other critical space innovations.
Joan Sullivan Garrett, Founder of MedAire, the leading global provider of integrated safety solutions where remote medical care is in high demand.
Robert J. Gilliland, The first man to fly the legendary SR-71 Blackbird and test-pilot for EVERY Blackbird that came off the production line.
Dick Gordon, Capt., USN, Ret., American Naval Aviator and Command Module Pilot of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon.
Lt. Col. David Hamilton, USAF, Ret., & the Pathfinder Pilots, The last surviving Pathfinder Pilot who dropped paratroopers into Normandy in advance of the allied invasion on D-Day.
Dr. Robert H. Liebeck, A world-renowned authority on aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and aircraft design.
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