Private space explorer Richard Garriott de Cayeux helps kick off the event

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SEATTLE, May 11, 2015--Space traveler and computer/video game designer Richard Garriott de Cayeux is the special guest speaker at the Museum's May 16 Flightcache Design Challenge awards program and reception. Garriott de Cayeux will announce the winners of the Challenge during a public program, "Exploration and Hidden Treasures," and share his insights on exploration and the art of geocaching. A reception with a cash bar in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery follows the presentation. The reception features a drink called Ground Control-Ninkasi's latest brew fermented from space-traveled yeast. The events begin at 4 p.m. and are free with Museum admission.

Richard Garriott de Cayeux is currently America's only second-generation space traveler. He is a successful entrepreneur and computer/video game designer, and he holds the world record for geocaching. The Flightcache Design Challenge is a contest for the best design of a new aerospace-themed geocache, the "flightcache," at The Museum of Flight. The Museum currently hosts one geocache.

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