National Air & Space Museum Tour
A new DC museum tour tells the story of the Space Race, one of humanity’s greatest achievements.
Context Travel, organiser of critically acclaimed walking tours, unveils a new tour of the National Air and Space Museum, exploring the highs and lows of the Space Race against a thrilling backdrop of Cold War drama and espionage.
The walk, entitled One Giant Leap: The Story of the Space Race and led by a space policy expert, zigzags through the museum, elucidating the historical and political context of putting a man on the moon.
“The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most exhilarating museums in Washington, if not the world” says Natalie Holmes, who runs Context’s North America program. “We are delighted to offer this unique take on modern history’s great adventure story—one that is loved by people from all walks of life, children and adults alike.”
Beginning with the founding fathers of rocketry, through game-changing events at the end of WWII, to Soviet successes and NASA’s eventual triumph, this tour is an emotive journey through what remains one of humanity’s greatest achievements. It also delves into the legacy of the Space Race, and its impact on contemporary explorations into the great unknown
One Giant Leap: The Story of the Space Race Programme
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