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Short Title Event recognised by the U.S. Centennial Flight Commission Naional Centennial of Flight Kick-off
Date of the Event December 17, 2002
Time of Event 9:00 a.m.
Type of Event Other
Expected Total Attendance
Brief Description
On Dec. 17, 2002, the 99th anniversary of the Wright brothers? first powered flight, the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission will mark the start of the yearlong Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams ? Inspired by Freedom celebration to honor their achievement, and the century of flight- related milestones that followed. Scheduled speakers and participants at the kick-off event include John Travolta, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, NASA Administrator Sean O?Keefe, and U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission Chairman and National Air and Space Museum Director J.R. ?Jack? Dailey. President George Bush has been invited to attend to formally sign the Presidential proclamation and present it to a member of the Wright family. The tribute, which will be held at the Smithsonian?s National Air and Space Museum, will include a Presidential proclamation and the recognition of numerous aviation and aerospace pioneers.
Location of Event
Address Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave. at 6th Street, SW
City Washington
State/Province DC
Zip/Postal Code 20560
Country United States
Point of Contact Information
Name Christian Markow
Telephone 804.675.8153
E-mail Address

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