Evening networking symposium with industry leaders

SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2013--The Museum of Flight will host a networking symposium with commercial spaceflight leaders on Sept. 16. Speakers at "Space: Are We There Yet? - Tourists, Entrepreneurs and Miners in Orbit" include Virgin Galactic's vice president for special projects Will Pomerantz; Planetary Resources' president Chris Lewicki; Space Angels Network managing director Joe Landon; and The Museum of Flight president and CEO Doug King.

The event is organized by the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, and will look at many sides of "the second space age," including the commercial space economy, investor opportunities, government support, and new ventures for entrepreneurs, scientists and teachers. The event is from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the Museum's Charles Simonyi Space Gallery, with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets $40 advance/$60 door/$30 students.

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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., 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 100,000 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 half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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