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NASA and Other Space Highlights at AirVenture 2022
NASA and other space organizations will be in attendance at AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 to highlight some of their upcoming programs and priorities related to space exploration and research.
AirVenture 2022 will mark the first year since 2019 that NASA will have a full exhibit on-site. In addition, NASA’s administrator, Bill Nelson, a former U.S. senator, will be in Oshkosh during AirVenture, along with other top NASA leadership.
The agency will also participate in the Friday, July 29, evening program at Theater in the Woods, which is titled The Next Bold Step. You can expect to learn more information about what is next as humanity continues to explore the solar system. Additionally, NASA is planning to bring astronauts from the Artemis program to AirVenture. The Artemis program intends to send humanity back to the moon and to specifically land the first woman and the first person of color on the lunar surface. The main goals for this mission are to further scientific discovery of space and to inspire future aviators. NASA also plans to bring astronauts from the International Space Station to Oshkosh. Finally, the NASA test pilot for the X-59 experimental aircraft is also expected to attend AirVenture. The X-59 Lockheed Martin is an aircraft designed to do research on quieting the sonic boom.
EAA member Jared Isaacman from SpaceX is expected to attend AirVenture 2022 as well. Isaacman was the commander for the Inspiration4 flight which concluded in the first-ever all-civilian flight to orbit Earth. Also in attendance will be pilots from Stratolaunch, the launch aircraft built by Scaled Composites to carry air-launch-to-orbit rockets and hypersonic aircraft.