Crew Compartment arrives aboard NASA's Super Guppy aircraft


SEATTLE, June 27, 2012

 ShuttleFest: The Museum of Flight is welcoming the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Compartment on Saturday, June 30, aboard NASA's Super Guppy aircraft. The Space Shuttle Trainer is the simulator on which every space shuttle astronaut has ever trained.
Museum of Flight President and CEO Doug King will be joined by Gov. Christine Gregoire, Congressman Jim McDermott, astronaut Bonnie Dunbar and Guppy Pilots and astronauts Greg Johnson and Janet Kavandi in addition to other local dignitaries to welcome the historic Space Shuttle Trainer, which will then be moved from the Super Guppy and transported across the street to its final resting place inside the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. There are events planned throughout the day for the general public including a BBQ, rally, live performance from Sounders FC 'Sound Wave' marching band and other activities to commemorate this historic day. The astronauts will be on hand to sign autographs for Museum of Flight Members.


NASA's Super Guppy is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m.; event schedule PDF below.


Museum of Flight Parking Lot

9404 East Marginal Way South

Seattle, WA 98108

To attend this event or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Mike Bush at (253) 307-3225,
Lee Keller at (206) 799-3805,

or Ted Huetter at (206) 437-7584,


ShuttleFest 2012 is sponsored by Boeing and BECU.

About The Museum of Flight

The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually. The museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn®-the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. 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 Associations of Museums, and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information on The Museum of Flight, visit


Event Schedule (PDF)