NMMC Hosts Panel Discussion with Marine Astronauts and NASA Personnel

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Provided by the National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) will host “Journey to Space: Stories of Marines,” a panel discussion tracing the journey from the Marine Corps to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The discussion will be held in the Medal of Honor Theater on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Artifacts, imagery, and personal narratives tell stories that are literally out of this world! Artifact highlights in the exhibition include: the custom flight suit that Col Randy “Komrade” Bresnik wore on the Marine Corps birthday while in orbit as commander of the International Space Station; the communications headset that Marine astronaut Ronnie Walter Cunningham used on Apollo 7; and the rescue harness sling and crook used to recover Alan B. Shepard after his Freedom 7 spacecraft landed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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