Museum PR Announcements News and Information

Museum of Flight Spaceflight Celebration Day with Music, Food and Far-Out Fashion

SEATTLE — The Museum’s annual spaceflight celebration, Sally’s Day, will be June 15, 11:30-4 p.m. with events honoring the enduring legacy of astronaut Sally Ride—the first American woman to fly in space. This year, The Museum’s festivities include a space music choral concert by STANCE, a presentation by NASA space food chef Vickie Kloeris, an all-ages spacesuit fashion show with celebrity judges including KING5 New Day Northwest host Amity Addrisi. All this and free Fran’s Chocolates. The events are free for Museum Members and included with Museum admission.

Fran’s Chocolate Giveaway
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or as supplies last)
Seattleites love chocolate. Sample one of Fran’s Chocolate’s Thins and learn about their local store in Seattle’s Georgetown!

STANCE Choral Performance
12 to 12:45 p.m.
STANCE is Seattle’s first and only choir of transgender and nonbinary singers. Their epic performance celebrates Sally Ride, Pride month, and The Museum of Flight’s new exhibit, Home Beyond Earth. The show will include a selection of songs about space, and they will be debuting one of their original compositions, Orbit.

Space Bites Lecture and Book Signing with NASA’s Vickie Kloeris
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Author and NASA Food Scientist Vickie Kloeris offers a delicious program based upon her memoir, Space Bites: Reflections of a NASA Food Scientist. Kloeris worked on both the Shuttle and International Space Station food systems. Her story is for scientists, space enthusiasts and anyone who has wondered how to make a sandwich in space, produce a space food breakfast for the cast of Apollo 13, or work side by side with astronauts as they prepare for the journey of a lifetime. Kloeris offers a charming balance of technical knowledge and human experience.

Spacesuit Design Challenge Top 20 Fashion Show
3 to 4 p.m.
The Top 20 Spacesuit designs in the Museum’s annual Spacesuit Design Challenge will be showcased in a space-glam fashion show. All are welcome to line the runway and watch the show with a panel of celebrity judges including KING5 New Day Northwest host Amity Addrisi. The top designs in each of the four age categories will be showcased at the Museum’s spectacular evening event, Fashion in Flight, on Nov. 2.

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

Image: Two young finalists in a previous Spacesuit Design Challenge. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.