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New Temporary NASA Space Shuttle Exhibit Now Open at Museum of Flight

“Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit” puts space artifacts on view

SEATTLE, – On Jan. 28 the Museum opened a new temporary exhibit, Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit. The exhibit is on loan from NASA, and was created at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center by the same engineers who designed and built the shuttle’s powerful engines. The exhibit touches on the shuttle program’s accomplishments and risks, and displays artifacts including spacesuit gloves, a tire used by the shuttle Columbia, some flown shuttle thermal protection tiles, and a section of a shuttle main engine nozzle. Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit will be showing through June, and is free with admission to the Museum.

Image: Extra-vehicular activity space suit glove and inner glove on view in the Space Shuttle: Conquering Low Earth Orbit exhibit at The Museum of Flight. The Museum of Flight, Seattle.

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. 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 Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 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.

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