Groundbreaking signals major commitment to bring one of three retiring Space Shuttles to Seattle

SEATTLE, Wash., June 21, 2010--The Museum of Flight will break ground on its new Space Gallery, Tuesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and announce the state's major commitment to bringing one of the three retiring Space Shuttles to Seattle.  The groundbreaking will take place next to The Museum of Flight Library and Archives Building, 9303 East Marginal Way South in Seattle, across the street from the Museum's Personal Courage Wing. 
As Seattle and Washington state await the decision on where the three retiring Space Shuttles will be located, The Museum of Flight is moving forward with plans to build a state-of-the-art facility that is capable of housing a Space Shuttle and other space artifacts.
Dignitaries attending include retired astronaut Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, the Museum's CEO and Mike Hallman, the Museum's Interim President, as well as a number of other supporters of this important initiative.  
To attend the groundbreaking or for more information on The Museum of Flight and The Space Gallery, please contact Lee Keller at (206) 799-3805,
Groundbreaking Details:
When: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Where: Museum of Flight Library and Archives Building
            9303 East Marginal Way South
            Seattle, Wash., 98108
The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. For more information, please visit