New Space Gallery at The Seattle Museum of Flight Breaks Ground

The new gallery is a precondition to being awarded one of the retiring United States Space Shuttles.


At today's groundbreaking, new renderings of the planned Space Gallery were revealed along with the Museum of Flight's enhanced website, (www.museumofflight.org) which encourages people of all ages to participate in the acquisition of a Space Shuttle to Washington state. There are several ways to show support; including "signing" a support log which will become part of the new gallery exhibits as well or donating directly to the gallery fundraising effort.

About the Museum of Flight

The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 85 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red BarnĀ® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Museum's aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. More than 120,000 students are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs -- the most extensive museum-based youth aviation and space education program in the country. The Museum is the only air and space museum in Washington State that is both nationally accredited with the American Association of Museums and a Smithsonian affiliate.

Media contacts: Museum of Flight Mike Bush/Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 253-307-3225 mbush@museumofflight.org or The Keller Group Lee Keller/Public Relations, 206-799-3805 lee@thekellergroup.com

Source: Seattle Museum of Flight

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