SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2012--The Museum of Flight's Space Shuttle Trainer Exhibit will be previewed to media on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Attending the preview will be The Museum of Flight President and CEO, Doug King, Director of Exhibits, Chris Mailander, and Senior Curator, Dan Hagedorn. These and other experts will be on hand for questions and tours of the exhibit, including an inside look at the Trainer.
Stretching over 100 feet, and four stories high, the artifact was used by NASA to train every space shuttle astronaut. The Museum has added stairs and ramps to make the expansive cargo bay accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities. The Nov. 10, 11 a.m. opening ceremony will be attended by officials from NASA, the Museum and Washington state. Live music and family activities will be offered at the Museum throughout the day.
Photo: The NASA Space Shuttle Trainer in The Museum of Flight Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. Above the Trainer's cargo bay looms a replica of the Boeing Inertial Upper Stage satellite booster.
Photo by Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.