Museum of Flight – Seattle

Rendering of a section of The Museum of Flight's new Apollo exhibit.

New Exhibit for The Museum of Flight

PRESS RELEASE- On May 20, 2017, The Museum of Flight will open an exciting exhibit about the American and Soviet “Space Race” to the Moon during the 1960s. It is a story of individuals taming powerful new technologies to fulfill impossible dreams. The exhibit will also be the first public display of the long-lost rocket engines that launched Apollo astronauts[Read More…]

Lecture and Book Signings at The Museum of Flight

Lecture and Book Signings at The Museum of Flight

On Dec. 3 the Museum presents “Words on Wings,” a literary event with four Pacific Northwest aviation-themed writers. The authors will give individual presentations on the hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their subjects range from histories of Seattle aviation, to solo transcontinental flights and the first female fighter ace. The programs are free with admission to the Museum,[Read More…]

Astronaut Mike Massimino during spacewalk. NASA photo.

Museum Hosts An Evening with Astronaut Mike Massimino

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[Read More…]

Technicians begin preparing the Museum's Blue Angel for the road trip from Florida.

Museum to be Permanent Home to U.S. Navy F/A-18 Blue Angel

The National Naval Aviation Museum has granted The Museum of Flight the permanent loan of a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C retired this year from the Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Distinguished as “Number 2” in the famous group of flyers, the big blue jet will be trucked from Pensacola, Fla. to the Museum this week. The aircraft will be partially disassembled[Read More…]

A panorama of the Boeing bombers inside the newly-opened Aviation Pavilion. (photo by Joe Kunzler)

A Look Inside the Museum of Flight’s New Aviation Pavilion

Museum of Flight Opens New Aviation Pavilion photos and words by Joe Kunzler On Thursday, June 23rd, the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington invited members of the media to tour the new Aviation Pavilion, take photographs and attend a brief press conference. The new Aviation Pavilion is a massive structure, capable of housing several Boeing 747s. In fact the prototype Jumbo Jet takes[Read More…]