Museum of Flight – Seattle

Major Installation in New APOLLO Gallery

Major Installation in New APOLLO Gallery

Last week the Museum of Flight received a special delivery– a full-scale F-1 rocket engine, received on loan from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The F-1 engine remains the most powerful single-nozzle, liquid-fueled rocket engine ever developed. Standing 19 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the installation was a careful and collaborative effort by the Museum’s Exhibits and Facilities[Read More…]

Museum of Flight's Boeing 737 prototype parked next to a 787 Dreamliner in the Museum's Aviation Pavilion. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.

The “Baby Boeing” 737 Turns the Big Five-O with a Birthday Party

On April 9, the Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 737’s first flight. A panel presentation at noon will include maiden flight pilot Brien Wygle, and original 737 engineers Bob Bogash and Peter Morton. Boeing Company Historian Mike Lombardi will moderate. The Boeing Company will provide a new 737 MAX for viewing in the parking lot, with[Read More…]

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia. Photo courtesy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian Selects The Museum of Flight to Exhibit Apollo 11

The Smithsonian Institution announced at a ceremony today that the Apollo 11 command module Columbia–the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth–will be exhibited at The Museum of Flight on the fiftieth anniversary of its Moon flight. The iconic capsule will leave the[Read More…]

After learning aeronautics and aviation basics, plan a flight and perform preflight checkouts in a real airplane, these girls take their trip on a flight simulator in the Museum's Aviation Learning Center.

Museum Continues to Expand Educational Offerings and Aerospace Programming

The Museum of Flight’s ambitious four-year campaign has successfully exceeded its goal. Now with a stronger financial foundation, the Museum will continue with equally bold plans in education and service to the community. As the Pacific Northwest evolves as not only a leader in aviation and but in spaceflight too, the Museum will remain one of the world’s great institutions[Read More…]

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…]