Bridge of Spies and Book Signing by Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

Friday Nov 22, 2019

601 Eubank Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM
US

Phone: 245-2137
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$25-$50

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

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Hear the account of his father's life and watch the Steven Spielberg movie. A VIP reception is also available at an additional cost.

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Experience espionage and intrigue at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on the evening of Friday, November 22. One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union in May of 1960. The Nuclear Museum is hosting a special event to hear Francis Gary Powers, Jr.'s account of his father's life and to watch the Steven Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies. Doors open at 5:30 and seats are limited! Tickets are available for purchase online and admission into the 5 pm VIP reception to meet our special guest is also available at an additional cost.

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Feel the Cold

Deep in the chilliest part of the Cold War, the Soviets shot down pilot Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union, captured and publicly tried him for espionage, spawning international consternation and possibly a horrible Dublin band. On Friday, Nov. 22 at 5:30pm the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (601 Eubank Blvd. SE) welcomes that pilot’s son, author Francis Gary Powers, Jr., to the museum for a signing of his book detailing his father’s account of his experience, Spy Pilot, and a screening of the Steven Spielberg movie about the incident, Bridge of Spies. Tickets are $25 for general audience or $15 for museum members. For more information or to purchase tickets, see nuclearmuseum.org.

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