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Lewis Pollard

Lewis Pollard is an Assistant Curator at the Science and Industry Museum.

Did you know that we have one of the original eggs from the first Alien movie in our collection? It’s definitely one of the most unusual objects in our collections (which at several million objects is saying something!)

Today marks the 40th anniversary since aviator David Cook used his modified Volmer VJ 23E hang-glider, powered by a go-kart engine, to cross the English Channel in 1978. The hang-glider is now part of our collection here at the museum, and to mark the occasion, Assistant Curator Lewis Pollard spoke to David about his historic journey.