Adult Aerospace Academy
On Saturday, June 22, 2024, the New England Air Museum is honored to host a special lecture given by Gary Powers Jr. on the Cold War and U2 Incident.
Born June 5, 1965, Gary Powers Jr. is the author Enemy Territory (2022), Spy Pilot (2019), and Letters from a Soviet Prison (2017). Powers is the son of Gary Powers, Sr. the U-2 pilot whose plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, triggering an international incident during the Cold War.He is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cold War Museum located at Vint Hill, VA and was the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study which assisted the National Park Service to identify historic Cold War sites for preservation. Powers, as the President and CEO of the Vienna Regional Chamber of Commerce (2000-2005) helped to establish the Tysons Corner Chamber of commerce during that time period. In 2015, he consulted for a Steven Spielberg thriller, Bridge of Spies, about the 1962 spy exchange between KGB spy Rudolph Abel and CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Master’s Degrees in Public Administration and U.S. History. Gary lectures internationally, appears regularly on C-SPAN, the History and Discovery channels. He is married with one son.
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