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The Museum of Flight Hosts Viewing of Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Nov. 16

Date: 
11/13/2009
 The Museum of Flight Hosts Viewing of Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Nov. 16
 Live NASA coverage of Shuttle mission on the Museum's big screen
 
SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2009
 
WHAT:     Live viewing of Space Shuttle Atlantis launch at The Museum of Flight's big screen.
 
WHEN:     Monday, Nov. 16, 11:28 a.m.    
 
WHERE:   The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle(Exit 158 off I-5)
 
Cost:        Museum admission: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $7.50 for youth 5 to 17 and free for children under 5.

Weather permitting, the Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Monday, Nov. 16 at 11:28 a.m. PST. The Museum of Flight will carry live mission coverage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launch and flight to the International Space Station. Mission status will be reported on the Museum of Flight Website. All spacewalks will be carried live at the Museum of Flight's William M. Allen Theater, Murdock Theater, and in the exhibit, Space: Exploring the Next Frontier.

For NASA's STS-129 updates, please see: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news/129_countdown_milestones.html
 
Commander Charlie Hobaugh will lead the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. Barry Wilmore will serve as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Robert Satcher, Michael Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space.

The mission will return station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth. STS-129 is slated to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight to or from the space station. 

Atlantis will deliver parts to the space station, including a spare gyroscope. The mission will feature three spacewalks which will also be carried live in
 
Museum visitors can enhance their Shuttle experience with the space exhibit Space: Exploring the New Frontier, where one can find out how Mission Control works, see the only Mars Viking lander on Earth, walk inside a full size replica of the International Space Station's Destiny Research Laboratory and even try to land a Shuttle using a Shuttle flight simulator.
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The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 (on Boeing Field between downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport.) The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $7.50 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org.
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