Family events feature lecture and autographs with
NASA astronaut Mike Foreman
SEATTLE, June 6, 2013--The Museum of Flight offers free admission to all dads on Father's Day, June 16. At 1:30 p.m., NASA astronaut Mike Foreman will give a presentation about his adventures during two space shuttle missions. Foreman will sign autographs following the presentation. There will be family activities throughout the Museum all day, including free Lego building with Dan "The Lego Man" Parker. The Museum's outdoor Airpark will offer aviation and space games, free use of "pedal planes" for children, and the vintage Boeing 727 airliner will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Astronaut and veteran spacewalker Mike Foreman flew aboard space shuttle Endeavour on STS-123 in March 2008 and space shuttle Atlantis on STS-129 in November 2009. He has logged over 637 hours in space, including 32 hours and 19 minutes during five spacewalks.
Foreman received his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He retired from the Navy in June 2009. Foreman has logged over 6,000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.
Image: Astronaut Mike Foreman during spacewalk. NASA photo.
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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., 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 100,000 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.
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 $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 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. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
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