SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2023—On Aug. 19 at 2 p.m., NASA astronaut and Nicole Stott will talk about her missions on the International Space Station, creating paintings in space, and how being an astronaut has inspired her art and her life everywhere. Stott is a veteran of two spaceflights and 104 days as a crew member on both the International Space Station and the space shuttle, and was the tenth woman to perform a spacewalk. Stott is a co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation, and she is the author of Back to Earth - What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet - And Our Mission To Protect ItStott will be signing copies of the book after her presentation. The lecture is included with admission to the Museum and free for Museum Members.

ARTstronaut Fashion Show Follows Lecture

Nicole Stott will also be a judge at the Spacesuit Design Challenge ARTstronaut Fashion Show on Aug. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The fashion show presents the dazzling finalists in the Museum’s all-ages Spacesuit Design Challenge. The panel of judges also includes Captain Montgomery, the Glam-dalorian. The winning spacesuits will be displayed in the Museum.


The Nicole Stott lecture and the Spacesuit Design Challenge ARTstronaut Fashion Show are part of the Museum’s 2023 Art+Flight project. Art+Flight is a museum-wide, community-focused celebration connecting the region’s vibrant arts scene with its rich aerospace history. Art+Flight offers sculpture, painting, photography, installation, new media and community events to realize our feelings, enhance our perceptions, and remind us of the awe and joy of flight through the materiality of art.


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