• Delivery of the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin

Delivery of the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin

Saturday, June 30, 2012 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Special Event
East Parking Lot

The front section of the Museum’s full-scale space shuttle trainer is delivered to the Museum by NASA via its Aerospace Lines Super Guppy cargo plane. The plane will be flown from Houston by Seattle astronaut Greg Johnson and is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30. The first shuttle trainer section includes the cockpit and crew cabin. The Super Guppy will remain on display in the Museum parking lot for the weekend. The Crew Cabin will be moved to the Space Gallery, where over the summer it will be joined by the remaining components of the trainer.

*Update* The Super Guppy flight from Fairfield, CA has been delayed an hour due to weather. It is expected to arrive at Noon.

Expected Schedule:

9:30 a.m.   Museum and parking open
Sounders Sound Wave performance 
10:30 a.m.   Super Guppy fly-by
11:00 a.m.   Super Guppy lands
11:45 a.m.   Welcome ceremony
1:00 p.m.   Space Shuttle Trainer unloads 
2:00 p.m.   Space Shuttle Trainer begins move to Charles Simonyi Space Gallery 
2:30 p.m.   Astronaut autograph signing in Great Gallery (Museum Members only)
Super Guppy Viewing (until 4 p.m.) 
4:00 p.m.   Space Shuttle Trainer moves inside Charles Simonyi Space Gallery 
5:00 p.m.   Charles Simonyi Space Gallery closed 

More information about the Shuttle Trainer and the Super Guppy.

Special thanks to The Boeing Company and BECU for supporting this event.

Parking Notice: Due to the large aircraft and the need for unloading space, parking immediately around the Museum will be limited. Please see this map for alternate parking areas (pdf link):

Shuttle Trainer & Guppy Arrival Parking Map