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Turtle Soup - "Up In Thin Air"

February 1, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events and a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering.

This week, The Journey's own Corey Christianson will speak about the Stratobowl with her presentation, "Up In Thin Air." 

The Black Hills are lucky to have history regarding space flight with the Stratobowl flights of 1934 and 1935. In fact, the Stratobowl is known as the birthplace of the Space Age. Come learn about the flights and why the first one failed.

The 1934 flight, flown in the balloon Explorer, ended in a crash and barely missed the world record flight. The three men within the balloon jumped out and survived - but only barely.

The second flight, launched in the Explorer II, was successful in gathering information about the stratosphere that was previously unknown. These flights, supported by the Army Air Corps., shaped the way our stratosphere was understood in space exploration.

Since 2016, Christianson has served as the exhibits and curations coordinator at The Journey Museum and Learning Center. She has also clocked more than 950 volunteer hours at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, working with the artifacts.

As a Coast Guard brat, Christianson has moved 11 times but claims Wisconsin as home. She received her undergraduate degree in history and English from the University of South Dakota. She went on to get her masters degree with an emphasis in museum studies from the University of Oklahoma.

This week’s soup is chicken noodle. Admission for 
Turtle Soup is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. Call 394-6923 to reserve seats. 

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Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.