Commercial Space Symposium  

at Museum April 13-14  

The first "SpaceUp" event in the Northwest welcomes all to the next frontier, astronaut and prominent space entrepreneurs set to attend   



SEATTLE, April 9, 2013--The Museum of Flight is hosting the Northwest's first "SpaceUp" symposium April 13-14, with a weekend devoted to assessing, plotting and pondering the future of commercial space exploration. Prominent space entrepreneurs set to attend include Planetary Resources President and Chief Engineer, Chris Lewicki; Blue Origin Business Development Manager, Erika Wagner; and two-time space shuttle astronaut and SpaceX Senior Engineer Garrett Reisman (April 13 only). Other commercial spaceflight businesses and organizations scheduled to attend include Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and The Boeing Company: Defense, Space and Security.

The event is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14. Registration $40 general/$35 Museum Members. Tickets online at   

SpaceUp "unconferences" are open-ended meetings held in major cities around the world to focus attention on space exploration. SpaceUp Seattle is an interactive conversation about the cutting-edge evolution of commercial space flight. Everyone at SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel or start a discussion. The event is open to space enthusiasts of all ages.

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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 id="mce_marker"8 for adults, id="mce_marker"4 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"3 for active military, $9 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit


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