Astronaut Mike Massimino during spacewalk. NASA photo.
On Oct. 14 the Museum hosts “Spaceman: An Evening with Astronaut Mike Massimino,” a reception, lecture and book signing with the engaging spacewalker who refurbished the Hubble Space Telescope during two shuttle flights, including the fifth and final Hubble servicing mission. Massimino is an aerospace engineer, space robotics expert and has played himself on two episodes of TV’s hit, “The Big Bag Theory.” His new book is “Spaceman – An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.” The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture and book signing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and available online.
About The Museum of Flight
Founded in 1965, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world’s only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum admission for adults is $23 on-site and $21 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21 per adult, $13 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday
of every month, admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m.
And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick’s. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org