NASA's New Horizons July probe to Pluto spotlighted
SEATTLE, July 8, 2015--On July 19, the Museum celebrates one of the longest journeys in spaceflight history, as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto after a 9-year trip through the solar system. This 2 p.m. "Plutopalooza" presentation will look at the probe's wealth of discoveries about the distant, dwarf planet. Check the Museum Website, and Spaceflight Academy in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery, for the latest information about New Horizons.
New Horizons: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
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