Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the Central Intelligence Agency, was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 and was held as a prisoner there for two years. His son, Frances Gary Powers Jr., will visit the American Museum of Science and Energy tonight (Saturday, October 27) to discuss his father’s experiences and sign copies of his new book, “Letters from a Soviet Prison,” a collection of his father’s letters from prison.
The film, “Bridge of Spies,” depicts this story, and it was shown at AMSE on Friday evening.
Today’s event starts with the book signing at 5:30 p.m. at the new AMSE, which is at 115 East Main Street in Oak Ridge. The lecture is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the AMSE Auditorium. [Read more…]