Area 51 revealed in April 26 lectures at Museum of Flight

SEATTLE — The realities of the Area 51 secret Air Force flight facility at Groom Lake, Nev., will be discussed during a day of lectures and book signings at the Museum of Flight April 26.

Presenters include Area 51 authors Peter Merlin and T.D. Barnes.

BlackbirdMerlin is an aviation historian at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California; Barnes is president of the Blackbird spyplane historical organization, Roadrunners Internationale, and is the author of several books about the A-12/SR-71 Blackbird programs at Area 51.

The event also includes a special tour of the museum’s Blackbird that was flown at Area 51.

The program is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is free with admission to the museum. The book signings will be free, and located in the museum lobby.

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast.

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