Delivery of the Space Shuttle Trainer Crew Cabin
Time: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Event Type: Special Event
Location: 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.
|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|
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):