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Videos from the SDASM Speaker series, a video presentation by Museum experts discussing their favorite artifacts or historical events.
Perkin-Elmer Corporation Optics Engineer Phil Pressel discusses the Hexagon KH-9 satellite. Mr. Pressel designed the camera used in this Cold War project. In the second part of this episode, SDASM docent Chuck Dorigan talks about his experiences with the Star Catcher Squadron, and mid-air recovery of film from spy satellites.
Ron Carrico and Rick Deutsch discuss the history of surveillance satellites, including the Aurora, Gambit and Hexagon programs
SDASM Digital Archivist Alan Renga, talks about the History of Aviation in San Diego, from John Montgomery to the present day. Topics also include, Women in Aviation, Consolidated Aircraft, Ryan Aircraft, Pacific Southwest Airlines and the Atlas Missile.
Gordon Permann, a long time San Diego resident and SDASM volunteer discusses the history of Airships in the area. Topics include Toliver's Folly, North Island Navy Airship B-3, ZRS-1 USS Shenandoah and the USS Los Angeles.
Retired NASA employee and SDASM docent Mike Benik discusses launch vehicles. He covers the history launch vehicles, including Explorer 1, Vanguard 1, the Pioneer Program and GPS satellites. Launch vehicles discussed include the Atlas, Atlas Agena, Titan II, Delta II, among others. He also discusses the Shuttle/Centaur program.
SDASM Aircraft Restoration Volunteer Bob Bernier discusses the USS Langley, the United State's first Aircraft Carrier.
SDASM docent Neil Farber discusses the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.
Retired Army Master Aviator and SDASM docent Dudley Oatman shares his knowledge of the Museum's Bell AH-1 Cobra and Army Aviation. Mr. Oatman spent two tours of duty in Vietnam flying the Cobra, so he is an expert on the subject, and this presentation includes very personal stories on the Cobra.
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