NASA's "The Vision for Space Exploration Experience" exhibit is housed in a 53-foot-long tractor and trailer rig. The family-friendly exhibit is designed to share with visitors NASA's exploration goals to return to the moon and travel to Mars and beyond. The experience is intended to inspire visitors as they embark on a simulated journey into space. Vision for Space Exploration Experience is staffed by NASA professionals in a wide variety of space-related programs. The exhibit will be parked July 23 - 25 on the Museum's west campus, next to the Airpark. It will be open during Museum hours and admission is free.
The exhibit begins with a cosmic waiting area where visitors will learn what they will need to travel to the moon and Mars. Holographic video maps of the moon and Mars will allow visitors to learn more about their surfaces, the history of NASA's research on each, and future plans for exploration. The second section of the exhibit features a hexagonal theater with an interactive floor that allows visitors to feel as if they are walking on the surfaces of the moon and Mars. This section of the exhibit also explains NASA's future plans of traveling back to the moon to create a working environment that will help ensure safe future travel further into the solar system.
Also this week, NASA spokesman Ted Ro will conduct two family-oriented presentations about the "NASA Vision for Space Exploration." Ro is currently serving as a patent attorney in the Johnson Space Center's Office of Chief Counsel. He has been with NASA for 23 years. During that time Ro has worked on various projects associated with upgrading Mission Control for dual Shuttle - International Space Station operations. He will speak on the NASA's Exploration Mission and plans to return to the Moon.The programs will be at 2 p.m. on July 24 - 25. The program is in the William M. Allen Theater, and free with admission to the Museum.
Finally, if you are attending or watching the Seafair Torchlight Parade on Saturday, keep an eye out for The Museum of Flight float!
July 1 - Sept. 12, Space: Exploring the New Frontier
As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of humankind's first steps on the Moon, The Museum of Flight opened a new art exhibit featuring the work of Paul Calle, the only artist to be with the Apollo 11 crew as they prepared for the launch at Cape Kennedy in July 1969.
Exhibit of Apollo Spacesuit
July 1 - 31, Space: Exploring the New Frontier
One of astronaut John Young's Apollo 10 spacesuits is on view for a limited time in the Space Gallery.
Tip-to-Tail Tours: Apollo Artifacts July 18 - 25, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., July 19 only: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Space: Exploring the New Frontier Exhibit Join a Museum docent for a free tour fo Apollo artifacts including an Apollo command module and lunar rover.
Flying Gizmos Show Sunday, July 26,
2:30 p.m., William M. Allen Theater
Celebrate flight with this fun and educational program. This presentation is designed to help participants discover the science and history of flight through the use of fun flying toys and models. The show begins with the invention of the kite more than 2,000 years ago and continues through the age of space vehicles.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Happy Birthday Boeing Field! Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Did you know that Boeing Field - the airport next to The Museum of Flight - has been around since the early days of aviation and is still going strong today? Visitors will learn about the history and design of Boeing Field, then become an airport architect and make their own model of this historic airfield.
The NASA Mobile Exhibit "The Exploration Experience" July 23 - 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Museum Airpark Parking Lot The Vision for Space Exploration Experience exhibit is housed in a 53-foot-long tractor and trailer rig. The exhibit is designed to share with visitors NASA's exploration goals to return to the moon and travel to Mars and beyond. The experience is intended to inspire visitors as they embark on a simulated journey into space. The exhibit is staffed by NASA professionals in a wide variety of space-related programs. The exhibit will be parked on the Museum's west campus, next to the Airpark. The Museum is the exclusive Northwest destination of the exhibit this year.
Theodore Ro on the Vision for Space Exploration Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2 p.m., William M. Allen Theater Ted Ro is currently serving as a patent attorney in the Johnson Space Center's Office of Chief Counsel. Ro has been with NASA for 23 years. During that time he has worked on various projects associated with upgrading Mission Control for dual Shuttle-International Space Station operations. He will speak on NASA's Exploration Mission and plans to return to the Moon.
Blue Angels Week Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August, 2 The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels once again star in the KeyBank Air Show at Seafair presented by Boeing. The Museum of Flight is again Blue Angels' headquarters during the team's entire Seafair stay. Blue Angels family activities will be featured all week, with events inside and outside of the Museum with extended hours Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Indoor programs are free with Museum admission.
Museum visitors will be able see the jets up close from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. Activities include the team's precise pre-flight walkdowns, thrilling formation takeoffs and the chance to meet some of the Navy's finest pilots as they return from their practice sessions and show performances.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Blue Angels Mania! July 31 - August 2, 8 and 9 from Noon - 3 p.m. in the Side Gallery We've got the Blues but we're happy about it! In celebration of the Blue Angels visit to Seattle, Museum visitors are invited to stop by the Museum's activity area to make fabulous Blue Angels souvenirs!