Launching an exclusive high tech space museum tour
“A new DC museum tour tells the story of the Space Race, one of humanity’s greatest achievements.” ~ Context Travel
Context Travel, organiser of critically acclaimed walking tours, unveils a new tour of the National Air and Space Museum, exploring the highs and lows of the Space Race against a thrilling backdrop of Cold War drama and espionage.
The walk, entitled “One Giant Leap: The Story of the Space Race” and led by a space policy expert, zigzags through the museum, elucidating the historical and political context of putting a man on the moon.
“The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most exhilarating museums in Washington, if not the world” says Natalie Holmes, who runs Context’s North America program. “We are delighted to offer this unique take on modern history’s great adventure story—one that is loved by people from all walks of life, children and adults alike.”
Beginning with the founding fathers of rocketry, through game-changing events at the end of WWII, to Soviet successes and NASA’s eventual triumph, this tour is an emotive journey through what remains one of humanity’s greatest achievements. It also delves into the legacy of the Space Race, and its impact on contemporary explorations into the great unknown
+ One giant leap: The story of the space race programme
- 3 HOURS / MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
- As with all Context walking seminars, both group and private walks are limited to (6) six participants and are led by a credentialed expert.
Founded by National Geographic writer Paul Bennett and designer Lani Bevacqua visit Context Travel for more information
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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!