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Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin Arrives June 30

Date: 
06/15/2012

 

NASA "Super Guppy" delivery plane to fly over Seattle, ceremony at Museum  

 

 

 

Photo of shuttle trainer crew section.SEATTLE, June 15, 2012--The 28-foot-long crew cabin section of the Museum's full-scale space shuttle trainer is scheduled to be delivered to the Museum on June 30 via NASA's "Super Guppy" cargo plane. The plane will be flown from NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston by Seattle astronaut Greg Johnson and is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. after a fly-by over Lake Washington and the Seattle Center. Arriving with Johnson will be astronaut and University of Washington alumnus Janet Kavandi, Director of Flight Crew Operations at NASA JSC.





If You Haven't Seen it Today, You Haven't Seen It At All






The Museum will celebrate the delivery of this significant artifact all day, beginning with a ceremony next to the Super Guppy in the Museum parking lot. Guests include Washington state elected officials, former astronauts, NASA representatives and Museum Trustees. The Sounders Band will provide music, while Seattle TV personality Steve Pool will be Master of Ceremonies. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The Super Guppy will remain on display in the Museum parking lot for the weekend, with free tours with admission to the Museum.

 

Images

Top:The space shuttle crew cabin is being separated from the fuselage at NASA Johnson Space Center before its delivery to The Museum of Flight. NASA photo.  

Bottom: NASA Super Guppy cargo plane. NASA photo. 

 

ShuttleFest

The shuttle trainer celebration continues with ShuttleFest, a week of special activities, lectures and book signings, concluding with a big band dance party with the Harry James Orchestra on July 7.

 

Outdoor Aircraft Exhibit

NASA Super Guppy Cargo Plane

Sunday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NASA's unique Super Guppy cargo plane will be on display in the Museum parking lot. NASA flight crew members will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Lecture

Lecture by Shuttle Astronaut and Super Guppy Pilot Greg Johnson

Sunday, July 1, 2 p.m.

West Seattle native Greg Johnson will share his experiences as a NASA pilot and astronaut. Johnson will be the pilot-in-command during the Super Guppy shuttle trainer delivery flight from Houston to Seattle.

 

ShuttleFest Free Book Signings

July 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ted Huetter, author of "Edwards Air Force Base."

 

July 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sam Howe Verhovek, author of "Jet Age."

www.museumofflightstore.org/browse.cfm/jet-age/4,186.html

 

July 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Dean Hunter, author of "For Love of Life and Country."

 

Family Event

VFW Members Tell the Story of "The Twenty-Seven Flags"

Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation's 236th birthday with a salute to the American flag - all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States over the years.

 

Panel Discussion

American Fighter Aces Symposium

Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m.

Three combat pilots will share their experiences during this discussion. Panelists include Col. Abner Aust, Jr., a World War II Pacific Theater ace with eight aircraft destroyed.

 

Special Event

Boogie Woogie Hangar Dance

July 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

The legendary Harry James Orchestra for a Big Band Hangar Dance featuring incomparable horn of Fred Radke and the captivating vocals of Gina Funes. Food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets available online or the day of the program. Members $25. General $30.

 

Museum of Flight News Releases

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:  

www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

 

 

 

 

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584

 

Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin Arrives June 30

NASA "Super Guppy" delivery plane to fly over Seattle, ceremony at Museum  

 

 

Photo of shuttle trainer crew section.SEATTLE, June 15, 2012--The 28-foot-long crew cabin section of the Museum's full-scale space shuttle trainer is scheduled to be delivered to the Museum on June 30 via NASA's "Super Guppy" cargo plane. The plane will be flown from NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston by Seattle astronaut Greg Johnson and is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. after a fly-by over Lake Washington and the Seattle Center. Arriving with Johnson will be astronaut and University of Washington alumnus Janet Kavandi, Director of Flight Crew Operations at NASA JSC.

 

If You Haven't Seen it Today, You Haven't Seen It At AllThe Museum will celebrate the delivery of this significant artifact all day, beginning with a ceremony next to the Super Guppy in the Museum parking lot. Guests include Washington state elected officials, former astronauts, NASA representatives and Museum Trustees. The Sounders Band will provide music, while Seattle TV personality Steve Pool will be Master of Ceremonies. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The Super Guppy will remain on display in the Museum parking lot for the weekend, with free tours with admission to the Museum.

 

Images

Top:The space shuttle crew cabin is being separated from the fuselage at NASA Johnson Space Center before its delivery to The Museum of Flight. NASA photo.  

Bottom: NASA Super Guppy cargo plane. NASA photo. 

 

ShuttleFest

The shuttle trainer celebration continues with ShuttleFest, a week of special activities, lectures and book signings, concluding with a big band dance party with the Harry James Orchestra on July 7.

 

Outdoor Aircraft Exhibit

NASA Super Guppy Cargo Plane

Sunday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NASA's unique Super Guppy cargo plane will be on display in the Museum parking lot. NASA flight crew members will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Lecture

Lecture by Shuttle Astronaut and Super Guppy Pilot Greg Johnson

Sunday, July 1, 2 p.m.

West Seattle native Greg Johnson will share his experiences as a NASA pilot and astronaut. Johnson will be the pilot-in-command during the Super Guppy shuttle trainer delivery flight from Houston to Seattle.

 

ShuttleFest Free Book Signings

July 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ted Huetter, author of "Edwards Air Force Base."

 

July 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sam Howe Verhovek, author of "Jet Age."

www.museumofflightstore.org/browse.cfm/jet-age/4,186.html

 

July 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Dean Hunter, author of "For Love of Life and Country."

 

Family Event

VFW Members Tell the Story of "The Twenty-Seven Flags"

Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation's 236th birthday with a salute to the American flag - all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States over the years.

 

Panel Discussion

American Fighter Aces Symposium

Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m.

Three combat pilots will share their experiences during this discussion. Panelists include Col. Abner Aust, Jr., a World War II Pacific Theater ace with eight aircraft destroyed.

 

Special Event

Boogie Woogie Hangar Dance

July 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

The legendary Harry James Orchestra for a Big Band Hangar Dance featuring incomparable horn of Fred Radke and the captivating vocals of Gina Funes. Food and beverages available for purchase. Tickets available online or the day of the program. Members $25. General $30.

 

Museum of Flight News Releases

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:  

www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

###

The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584