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Stellar Participants in Spaceflight Lectures and Book Signing Sept. 23 at the Museum of Flight

Event features prominent players in the American and Russian space programs from 1960s to today

SEATTLE, – On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Museum will host two panel discussions with a lineup of astronauts and mission controllers unprecedented in Seattle. Panelists also include cosmonaut Valery Kubasov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi. A book signing/autograph session will follow the programs. The first panel, at 11 a.m., will include astronauts and flight controllers discussing their experiences from Apollo through the shuttle program. The 1 p.m. panel will look at the Apollo-Soyuz mission of the 1970s and the growth of international space programs. The panel will include NASA flight controllers and Russian cosmonaut Valeri Kubasov. The programs are free with admission to the Museum. Check the Museum website for updates and additional panelists to this exciting program.

11 a.m. – Moon Missions – The First Space Station – The Shuttle
Jerry Bostick
NASA mission controller for Apollo 13 and other moon program missions, shuttle program manager.
Milt Windler
NASA mission controller for Apollo 13 and other moon program missions, Skylab, space shuttle.
Ken Mattingly
NASA astronaut, Apollo 16, shuttle missions STS-4, STS-51C.
Gerald Carr
NASA astronaut, Skylab 4 (1974).
Owen Garriott
NASA astronaut, Skylab 3 (1973), shuttle mission STS-9 (1983).
Jack Lousma
NASA astronaut, Skylab 3 (1973), shuttle mission STS-3 (1982).

1 p.m. – Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and International Space Programs
Valery Kubasov
Cosmonaut, Soyuz 6 (1969), Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975), Soyuz 36/Salyut-6 space station (1980).
Charles Simonyi
Spaceflight participant, Soyuz TMA-10, 9 (2007), 14 and 13 (2009).
Sy Liebergot
NASA flight controller for missions including Apollo 13 and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Glynn Lunney
NASA mission controller for Apollo 13 and other moon program missions, manager of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and shuttle program.

2 p.m. – Book signing/autograph session.
Note: Panelists will only sign their books and materials for purchase at the Museum store.

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 $17 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

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