SEATTLE, Oct. 24, 2016--The Museum of Flight and Space Race, LLC are inviting Seattle families to celebrate the season two premiere of Space Racers®--an animated science series for preschoolers--on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Participants will be treated to special space-themed giveaways and a private Space Racers screening, celebrating the official countdown to the series premiere blast-off on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network. The Museum of Flight is serving as an official "Mission Support Center" along with several other space museums nationwide. The event will be held in the Museum's Alaska Airlines Aerospace Education Center, and is part of the Museum's three-day SpaceFest 2016 - Ladies Who Launch.
In addition to the Launch Day celebrations, Space Racers has kicked-off a nationwide contest to engage future astronauts. Parents are invited to bring their children to The Museum of Flight from now until Nov. 6 to submit a photo of their young ones in front of the official Space Racers banner in the Museum's Aerospace Education Center. Participants will have the chance to win an all-expenses paid, grand prize trip to Space Camp® for their family or a one-year family membership to a science museum. Participants can also enter online at www.SpaceRacers.org/contest
About Space Racers
Applauded by parents and critics for its STEM-focused curricular themes, season two of Space Racers features some of NASA's most famous scientific explorations, including Mercury's MESSENGER probe, the Voyager One spacecraft, and Mars rovers Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit.
Space Racers is collaborating in a partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Space Camp, to which NASA serves as technical and educational consultant pursuant to a cooperative agreement. The groundbreaking animated series introduces girls and boys to exciting, humorous tales of action and adventure in space, on Earth, and on other planets in our solar system, and inspires a new generation of future astronauts and scientists. Season Two presents 40 new space adventures, bringing the total library to 90 across both seasons. Space Racers' first season is currently airing internationally in over 130 countries and 25 languages.
Space Racers® will premiere season two on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network, on Saturday, Nov. 5th at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. The show will air Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, with new episodes premiering each Saturday. For more information visit: http://spaceracers.org
Space Camp is a registered trademark of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Space Racers is a registered trademark of Space Race, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Space Racers follows Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling, Raven and their fellow cadets as they explore the solar system and the universe. Headmaster Crane, Professor Coot and other faculty members of the Stardust Bay Space Academy guide the cadets on missions that cover heliophysics, earth science, planetary science and astrophysics among many science disciplines explained at a preschool level. The stunning CGI animation plus authentic sounds and images from outer space provided by NASA bring the richness of space and diversity of planetary landscapes, as well as the characters, vividly to life for young minds. Season Two, debuting on NBC Universal's Sprout Nov. 2016, focuses on some important emotional issues including bullying and growing up with physical challenges, by introducing new Stardust Space Academy cadets like brash transfer student Kite, and young Merlin, a rocket born with one short wing. Space Racers Season One is currently available on Netflix and the characters are available via the Space Racers App for iTunes or Google Play (Android).
Image: Space Racers Hawk, Robyn and Eagle. Copyright(c) 2016 Space Racers, LLC.
Press Releases Online
You may access Museum press releases and photos online.
Founded in 1965, 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.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23 on-site and $21 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21 per adult, $13 per youth, Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the Museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick's. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
Senior Public Relations Manager
Associate Manager, Marketing and Communications