Chopin. The Space Concert #3

March 18, 2023 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
VA 20151

Live audiovisual event
Past, present, and future of the space exploration with the timeless soundtrack of Chopin’s music

Raising awareness and funds for establishing the Center of Excellence for Polish and Ukrainian specialists for Polytrauma in Poland

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This spring, The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center known as the home to the Space Shuttle Discovery (among other incredible exhibits), will witness an unforgettable event – “Chopin. The Space Concert”. Chopin’s timeless music, the unique NASA Space footage taken during the 2010 STS-130 space mission, and the fascinating panel discussion, at the venue that embodies the past, the present, and the future of space exploration – a match made in… Space.

Chopin. The Space Concert features the music of Frédéric Chopin that reached Space thanks to an American astronaut of Polish origin – Col. George D. Zamka who was the commander of the STS-130 mission. In February 2010 he took a CD with the music of the great Polish composer on board of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Chopin’s compositions were played during the installation of the seven-window dome, from which the astronauts had a view into Space for the first time. The observation dome, called the Cupola, is a seven-window observation portal making it the largest space window launched into orbit! And it has been a real game-changer. The footage of Chopin. The Space Concert is so breathtaking, thanks to the very existence of that Cupola.

The event will also give a unique opportunity to look into the history of space exploration by visiting the amazing exhibition at the center that includes, among others: the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969 and a model of the Mars Rover Curiosity. The past, the present, and the future of space exploration during one exciting evening.

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