Commercial Space Symposium at Museum April 13-14

. March 30, 2013

The first “SpaceUp” event in the Northwest welcomes all to the next frontier, astronaut Garrett Reisman and space companies on roster

SEATTLE, – The Museum of Flight is hosting the Northwest’s first “SpaceUp” symposium April 13-14, with a weekend devoted to assessing, plotting and pondering the future of commercial space exploration.

Astronaut Garrett ReismanAstronaut and SpaceX senior engineer Garrett Reisman. NASA photo.

SpaceUp “unconferences” are open-ended meetings held in major cities around the world to focus attention on space exploration. SpaceUp Seattle is an interactive conversation about the cutting-edge evolution of commercial space flight. The event is open to space enthusiasts of all ages.

Commercial spaceflight businesses and organizations scheduled to attend include Blue Origin, Space X, Planetary Resources, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and The Boeing Company: Defense, Space and Security. On April 13, the special guest is two-time space shuttle astronaut and SpaceX senior engineer Garrett Reisman. Everyone at SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel or start a discussion.

The event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14. Registration $40 general/$35 Museum Members. Tickets online at

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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