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Museum of Flight to commemorate Black History Month

Robert Curbeam, left, at work on the International Space Station during one of his seven spacewalks. - NASA
Robert Curbeam, left, at work on the International Space Station during one of his seven spacewalks.
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The Museum of Flight on Feb. 2 commemorates Black History Month with an inspiring lecture and panel discussion, "Reaching Your Potential."

A panel of African-American aviation professionals will share their personal stories and discuss career opportunities in aerospace fields. The panel program will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a 2:45 presentation with retired NASA astronaut and Naval aviator, Capt. Robert Curbeam Jr.

Curbeam is one of fewer than 20 African-American astronauts. He is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, he is a graduate of the Navy's TOPGUN fighter pilot school and is currently vice president of Mission Assurance, for Raytheon Co.'s Integrated Defense Systems business.

There will be an autograph session with Curbeam and the panelists after the lectures. The programs are free with admission to the museum.

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