• Live Space Shuttle Endeavor Launch on View at Museum April 29

Live Space Shuttle Endeavor Launch on View at Museum April 29

Thursday, April 21, 2011

STS-134, last Endeavour flight, scheduled for 12:47 p.m. PDT,

Ballard High School experiment onboard

SEATTLE, April 21, 2011--Weather permitting, the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Friday, April 29 at 12:47 p.m. The Museum of Flight invites visitors to attend the live, NASA television broadcast of the launch in the Museum's Murdock Theater.

This is the last planned launch of Endeavour. The mission will last 14 days, and will be the 36th shuttle mission to the International Space Station. The mission will include an experiment designed by Seattle's Ballard High School Astronomy students. The experiment, chosen by NASA's Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, will help determine how spaceflight affects E. coli bacteria.

The STS-134 crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency

astronaut Roberto Vittori.

For more information:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html

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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 $16 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
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