Museum of Flight Hosts 4th Annual SpaceFest May 20-21

SpaceFest 2017: The Lunar Legacy celebrates the opening weekend of the Museum’s new APOLLO exhibit

SEATTLE – This year’s SpaceFest: The Lunar Legacy, complements the opening weekend of the Museum’s new APOLLO exhibit with astronauts, space luminaries, family activities and VR experiences. These events are free with Museum admission.

Saturday programs include discussions detailing the recovery and restoration of Apollo’s F-1 rocket engine–the exhibit’s compelling focal point–with presentations from keynote speaker David Concannon from Bezos Expeditions and rocket scientist Roger Myers. There will also be an entertaining “Moon at the Movies” talk by Northwest Film Forum director Courtney Sheehan. Sunday’s discussions will focus on current missions to the Moon and Mars, and space communities in the future. Distinguished panelists include space shuttle astronauts John Creighton and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger. In addition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday there will be SpaceFest family workshops, Lunar and Viking 3 displays, Apollo 11 moonwalk VR experiences, and F-1 engine tours.

Saturday Night Ticketed Reception, Earthrise: An Evening with Apollo 8
There will be a ticketed, 1960s-themed cocktail event Saturday night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Space Gallery, with special guest Jeffery Kluger, Senior Editor of Time magazine and author of the new book, “Apollo 8.” Kluger will talk about his book and participate in a panel discussion moderated by Mark Armstrong with special guest Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. The evening kicks-off with a reception featuring musical guests, the Georgetown Orbits. SpaceDust IPA and other beverages will be offered. The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. with a book signing to follow. This is a 21+ event and does not include evening access to the new APOLLO exhibit. Seats are limited, tickets available online.

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SpaceFest 2017 branding with official logo and Moon photographs.