AIAA New England Meeting Announcement
AIAA members and guests are invited to the Worcester Historical Museum at 6 pm on August 27 to view a unique display of flight suits, space suits and flight head gear produced by the David Clark Co. Many of these items have never been on public display before. David Clark Co. developed and manufactured a continuously improving suite of aerospace products. They date from the 40’s when aircraft performance improved enough to require g-suits through NASA’s space exploration, to Felix Baumgartner's record breaking stratospheric sky dive from 128,097 feet in October 2012, and, if you fly to space on Virgin galactic, you will be wearing a David Clark Co. space suit.
David Clark Company’s web site is http://www.davidclarkcompany.com/ with video http://www.davidclarkcompany.com/aerospace/video.php
The venue is the Worcester Historical Museum at 30 Elm Street in downtown Worcester close to exit 16 off Interstate 290. The museum has several exhibition galleries: one for special exhibits such as this one and permanent ones such as "In Their Shirtsleeves" which tells the ongoing story of the innovators, workers, and investors who made industry the story of Worcester and one describing the invention of the smile symbol in Worcester in 1963. The WHM houses 60,000 artifacts relating to all aspects of Worcester’s political, social, and cultural history. Chronicling the development of a rural agrarian village into an urban industrial center, the artifact collection ranges from the pre-colonization period to the present. They range in size, from tiny lapel pins to huge machinery, and in subject matter, from weaponry to tools to costumes to ceramics. http://www.worcesterhistory.org/
Ample parking is available two blocks away at the Pearl Elm Garage at 20 Pearl St.
The museum requests that we limit the number of attendees to 30. The cost is the museum’s $5 attendance fee you will pay at the door. The Section will host pizza, soda/water and cookies in Milton conference room starting at 5:30.
Our special tours of the exhibit will end at 6:45. The museum is open until 8.
Please register on Eventbrite by August 20 so we may place the correct food order,