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  • December 6, 2018

Apollo 11 Spacecraft Lands in Seattle

SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2018—The historic spacecraft that astronauts flew to the first Moon landing will be the centerpiece of the Museum’s signature 2019 exhibit—Destination Moon: The...

  • November 2, 2018

Nov. 29 Reception and Lecture with Neil Armstrong Biographer James Hansen

SEATTLE, Nov. 2, 2018—James Hansen, author of the bestselling First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, will be at the Museum for a public reception, lecture and book signing on...

  • October 30, 2018

A Weekend of Military Events for Veterans Day

SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2018—Sunday, Nov. 11, is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, and the Museum celebrates the day with patriotic music, ceremony, a special WWI lecture...

  • October 22, 2018

Annual Space Expo Mind Melds Art and Tech Nov. 2-3

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  • September 27, 2018

NASA Chief Historian Speaks at Museum Oct. 6

SEATTLE, Sept. 27, 2018—Celebrating NASA’s 60 anniversary—Oct. 1—the agency’s Chief Historian, Bill Barry, will be at the Museum on Oct. 6 with a presentation that looks back,...

  • September 7, 2018

Free Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Sept 22

SEATTLE, Sept. 7, 2018--The Museum of Flight offers free admission on Saturday, Sept. 22, with the presentation of a Smithsonian Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides...

  • August 30, 2018

Sept. 8 Lecture and Book Signing Recalls Alaska Airlines' Jewish Refugee Rescue in 1948

SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2018--On Sept. 8 author Darragh Metzger discusses her new book Alaska Over Israel, the story of how in 1948 a small, struggling Alaska Airlines began a dangerous...

  • August 23, 2018

Secret CIA Flights from Taiwan Revealed in Sept. 1 Lecture

SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2018--On Sept. 1 the Museum will present the story of how CIA pilots of the Republic of China Air Force (Taiwan) "Black Bat Squadron" flew a daring nighttime...

  • July 19, 2018

Jet Blast Bash Festival Brings Fans to the Blue Angels Flightline Aug. 4-5 Weekend

SEATTLE, July 19, 2018--The Museum's Aug. 4-5 Seafair weekend outdoor festival-by-the-flightline, Jet Blast Bash, offers fast planes, fast cars, music, food and beer with the...

  • July 16, 2018

Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital at Museum for Tours July 28-29, Aug. 4-5

SEATTLE, July 16, 2018--A former FedEx MD-10 cargo plane converted into the world's only flying eye care teaching hospital will make its first visit to Seattle and be stationed at...

  • May 23, 2018

B-52 Bomber Takes to the Freeways From Everett to Museum in Seattle June 2-3

SEATTLE, May 23, 2018--After 26 years of open storage at Paine Field, Everett, the Museum's 1959 Boeing B-52 bomber will be moved to the Museum's West Campus at Boeing Field in...

  • April 26, 2018

New Vietnam Air War Exhibit Opens Memorial Day Weekend

SEATTLE, April 26, 2018--On May 26 the Museum opens "Vietnam Divided: War Above Southeast Asia," a permanent addition to the Museum's glass-walled main gallery that focuses on the...