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Apollo 11 command module highlights Smithsonian exhibition coming to Cincinnati

Apollo 11 command module highlights Smithsonian exhibition coming to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) today announced that CMC will be the fifth and final stop on the national tour of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission and explores the […]

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Lecture/Book Signing at the Museum of Flight Presents the New Space Race

Lecture/Book Signing at the Museum of Flight Presents the New Space Race

SEATTLE – On June 1, veteran science and spaceflight writer Leonard David shows there is a new space race to the Moon and it’s a lot more complicated than the old space race, involving multiple nations and corporations with their eyes on everything from scientific research to mining ventures. And the venture may extend to […]

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Special Agent Recalls Sleuthing for Missing Moon at the Museum of Flight

Special Agent Recalls Sleuthing for Missing Moon at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – On May, 4 Joe Gutheinz, aka The Moon Rock Hunter, will talk about on his journey to locate and recover some of the most valuable items on Earth–Apollo-era Moon rocks. Gutheinz will detail his undercover law enforcement sting operation, Operation Lunar Eclipse, where with the help of billionaire H. Ross Perot and a […]

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Museum of Flight Awards Fourteen Post-Secondary Scholarships to Seattle Area Teens

Museum of Flight Awards Fourteen Post-Secondary Scholarships to Seattle Area Teens

SEATTLE – The Museum of Flight’s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning annual scholarship program awarded $314,500 in scholarships to 12 Seattle area high school students this past week. The 2019 scholarships include two post-secondary scholarships of $29,500 per year for four years for recipients to pursue a STEM degree that is directly connected to aviation […]

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Museum of Flight announce Press Preview for Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Exhibition

Museum of Flight announce Press Preview for Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Exhibition

TUKWILA, Wash., – Like the deep first rumble of a rocket launch, international momentum is building for this summer’s July celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the Museum’s signature exhibition of 2019, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, with its centerpiece Apollo 11 spacecraft, is poised to be a […]

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Stealth Fighter Pilot Tells What It’s Like to Fly the “Invisible Airplane” at the Museum of Flight

Stealth Fighter Pilot Tells What It’s Like to Fly the “Invisible Airplane” at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – The angular F-117 Nighthawk is one of the most distinctive fighter planes ever made. Former F-117 pilot Lorin Long provides an in-depth briefing of the famous “Stealth Fighter.” Lorin will tell what it’s like to fly this once top secret fighter, and he’ll show declassified combat footage of how the nearly radar-invisible planes […]

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Buzz Aldrin’s Moon Spacesuit Gloves and Helmet at the Museum of Flight

Buzz Aldrin’s Moon Spacesuit Gloves and Helmet at the Museum of Flight

TUKWILA, Wash., – The upcoming Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition took a giant leap closer to its April 13 opening with the installation of Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit gloves and helmet. The delicate work was accomplished by staff from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and The Museum of Flight. Working under subdued […]

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