Final Shuttle Launch - Free Viewing Party
Time: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: William M. Allen Theater
The Museum of Flight will open earlier than usual - 8 a.m. - to allow the public to watch live NASA TV coverage of the final, historic space shuttle launch on the big screen in the Museum's William M. Allen Theater. Weather permitting, the space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) is scheduled to launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Friday, July 8 at 8:26 a.m. PDT. This will be the last liftoff of NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program. The NASA TV broadcast will be shown from 8 to 9 a.m., or until 15 minutes after the launch if there are delays in the liftoff. Admission to the theater is free for this event, separate admission required to enter Museum galleries.