1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Cost: 55+ Membership Required
Much of the Cold War was fought in the sky and space with Americans and Soviets gathering intelligence about the other side to gain an advantage. From the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the two superpowers conducted extensive aerial and space reconnaissance developing new top-secret and increasingly sophisticated technologies to up their games. Scott Willey senior docent of the National Air and Space Museum’s Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center will discuss highlights of US efforts to stay one step ahead of the USSR.