Museum of Flight to Name New Space Gallery after Prominent Local Space Traveler

Dépèche transmise le 8 décembre 2011 par Business Wire

Museum of Flight to Name New Space Gallery after Prominent Local Space Traveler

Museum of Flight to Name New Space Gallery after Prominent Local Space Traveler


The Museum of Flight will hold a dedication, naming its brand-new, state-of-the-art Space Gallery in honor of a renowned space traveler who will be in attendance to unveil the new name. To add to the excitement, this local man will make an additional surprise announcement of his own. This long-awaited event leads into a weekend of activities at the Museum that include the Future of Spaceflight - NASA Future Forums on Friday, Dec. 9 and a public Space Gallery exhibit preview on Saturday, Dec. 10.

-- Space Gallery Dedication: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
-- Future of Spaceflight – NASA Future Forums: Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This day of panels features the biggest names in space technologies and exploration.

-- Space Gallery exhibit preview: Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each person who brings in a non-perishable food item on Saturday, will receive ½ off Museum admission, benefiting Northwest Harvest.

WHERE: The Museum of Flight’s new Space Gallery
9305 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

To attend the NASA Future Forum, register online at http://www.museumofflight.org/event/nasa-2011-future-forum. To interview Doug King, President and CEO of The Museum of Flight, Board Chair Mike Hallman, or the man whose name will be on the Space Gallery for perpetuity, please contact Lee Keller at 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com or Mike Bush at 253-307-3225, mbush@museumofflight.org.

About The Museum of Flight

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually. The museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn®—the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. The museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Associations of Museums, and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information on The Museum of Flight, visit www.museumofflight.org.

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