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Astronaut Dr. Michael R. Barratt Featured Speaker at the The Museum of Flight

Family-friendly presentation by inspiring spacewalker and medical doctor

SEATTLE – On Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., astronaut Dr. Michael R. Barratt will deliver an inspiring and family-friendly presentation at The Museum of Flight.

NASA astronaut Michael Barratt, STS-133 mission specialist, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The space shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer in the background is now on exhibit at The Museum of Flight, Seattle. Photo credit: NASA. (24 Sept. 2010)
Barratt was a Flight Engineer for Expedition 19/20 to the International Space Station in 2009, and returned to orbit in 2011 as a Mission Specialist during the last flight of space shuttle Discovery. Dr. Barratt now serves in NASA’s International Space Station Operations and Integration branches to handle medical issues and on orbit support. His presentation is free with admission to the Museum; admission is half-price for visitors staying in a participating Seattle Museum Month hotel.

A Washington state native, Barratt will be at the Museum to participate in a day of activities inspired by another Washington astronaut, Michael P. Anderson, who perished in the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. Barratt will be the featured guest of the Museum’s Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program–an annual event which gives underserved children throughout Washington the chance to participate in the Museum’s educational programs rooted in aerospace.

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