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Shuttle astronauts Don Thomas (left) and Tom Jones joined Mary Cleave for her talk in 2012. Tom returns twice in 2014.

Something for everyone

Prominent speakers cover a wide range of aviation and space topics of broad interest.
The meetings, which begin at 7 p.m., are FREE and open to the public. You must present a photo ID. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Speakers for 2014

January 6: Gene DiGennaro on how the museum got its planes (Part 1).
February 3: Canceled due to weather.
March 3: Postponed because of weather again.
April 7: Donna Suwall, longtime pilot and member of the Ninety-Nines, talked about the legacy of Amelia Earhart.
May 5: Group Captain Adrian Frost explores British air power in the electronic age.
June 2: Rick Davis talks about his P5M experiences during the Cold War. Tom Jones moderates.
July 7: Heather Taylor shows clips and talks about "Breaking Through the Clouds," her documentary on the first women's national air derby.
August 4: Gen. George Owen Squier, a pioneer in military aviation, is the topic of Carl Bobrow's presentation.
September 8: Jon Guttman describes the rise of the importance of aviation, beginning with the outbreak of World War I.
October 6: Essex native and veteran astronaut Tom Jones talks about the latest from space.
November 3: Tom Culbert discusses his book "PanAfrica: Across the Sahara in 1941 with Pan AM."

Directions to Speaker Series at Lockheed Martin
2323 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River

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Lockheed Martin Headquarters Building -- site of the Speaker Series.