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"Flying the Friendly Skies" of Saturn's Largest Moon

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 

May 5 lecture with NASA researcher looks at extraterrestrial airplane projects

 

Rendering of AVIATR by Mike MalaskaSEATTLE, April 25, 2012--A Museum presentation on May 5 takes a look at the future of airplane flights above distant worlds far from Earth. Lecturer Dr. Jason W. Barnes is part of a team that is developing a NASA proposal to fly a robotic airplane on Saturn's large moon Titan with a mission called Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance (AVIATR). Barnes will talk about this project and the peculiar challenges of flight in the Titanian atmosphere. Barnes will also talk about the NASA selection process for similar projects. The program is at 2 p.m. and free with admission to the Museum.

Barnes is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Idaho and studies the physics of planets and planetary systems. He uses NASA spacecraft data to study planets that orbit stars other than the Sun, and he is an expert on the composition and nature of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.   

Image: AVIATR rendering by Mike Malaska.   

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584

 

"Flying the Friendly Skies" of Saturn's Largest Moon

May 5 lecture with NASA researcher looks at extraterrestrial airplane projects

 

 

Rendering of AVIATR by Mike MalaskaSEATTLE, April 25, 2012--A Museum presentation on May 5 takes a look at the future of airplane flights above distant worlds far from Earth. Lecturer Dr. Jason W. Barnes is part of a team that is developing a NASA proposal to fly a robotic airplane on Saturn's large moon Titan with a mission called Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance (AVIATR). Barnes will talk about this project and the peculiar challenges of flight in the Titanian atmosphere. Barnes will also talk about the NASA selection process for similar projects. The program is at 2 p.m. and free with admission to the Museum.

 

Barnes is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Idaho and studies the physics of planets and planetary systems. He uses NASA spacecraft data to study planets that orbit stars other than the Sun, and he is an expert on the composition and nature of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.   

 

Image: AVIATR rendering by Mike Malaska.   

 

Museum of Flight News Releases

Access this and all other Museum of Flight news releases online at:  

www.museumofflight.org/press/archives

 

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

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 $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 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. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584