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Daily Activities

NASA recoloredFor details about the activities for each day, please click on the link for that day.

Sunday afternoon—Welcome to the Institute

Monday—Prelude to the Sunbelt: World War II Production
How and why did the Sunbelt develop in Southern California?

Tuesday—The Aerospace Industry: The Structure of Production
What do oral history and other sources reveal about aerospace workers’ experiences?

Wednesday—Working in the Aerospace Industry
How did aerospace become a site of Cold War superpower competition—and cooperation?

Thursday—Popular Culture in the Space Age
How did the aerospace industry shape American life and popular culture?

Friday—Looking Forward, Looking Back
How do we remember the Cold War through memoir and commemoration? How has the aerospace industry in Southern California adapted since the end of the Cold War?