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Meet Astronaut John Herrington and Pilot Ariel Tweto

February 4, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Meet pioneering astronaut John Herrington, the first Native American to travel in space, and Alaska Native pilot Ariel Tweto, who are appearing in the upcoming Into America’s Wild, “an unforgettable cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world.”

In conversation with Mandy Van Heuvelen (Mnicoujou Lakota) Cultural Interpreter Program Coordinator at the National Museum of the American Indian, Herrington and Tweto will discuss the spark that led them on their adventure pathways and share how their time in nature during the filming of this documentary provided opportunities to connect with their Native American heritage.

This program is at National Air and Space Museum: 655 Jefferson Drive, S.W., Washington, D.C. 

In collaboration of the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum.

Into America’s Wild, premiering globally in IMAX® and giant screen theaters on February 14.

Photo by Wilson Arch – John Herrington and Ariel Tweto stand beneath Wilson Arch, a natural sandstone arch in Moab, Utah.


National Air & Space Musuem
Independence Ave at 6th St
SW, DC 20560 United States
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