Oshkosh air show honors NASA anniversary

July 29, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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OSHKOSH, Wis., July 29 (UPI) -- The Oshkosh air show, the largest annual U.S. air show, is honoring the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 50th anniversary.

The Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2008, which runs through Sunday in Oshkosh, Wis., includes a Tuesday appearance of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin as part of the commemoration of five decades of NASA's aerospace achievements.

Griffin holds a pilot's license, with a flight instructor certificate for instrument and multi-engine ratings. He's also the co-owner of a small aircraft.

"NASA is proud to be able to display unique artifacts depicting the history of NASA and U.S. spaceflight in the EAA AirVenture Museum," said Jim Hull, NASA exhibit and artifact manager. "We will not only have objects from the space program, but also from NASA aeronautics research that visitors can enjoy."

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