SpaceFest 2016: Ladies who Launch

Join us for the 3rd Annual SpaceFest. 2016's theme is Ladies who Launch!

Ladies Who Launch are astronauts, authors, doctors and inspired aerospace insiders, spanning entry level engineers to EDL experts! Come for stellar activities, lectures, spacecraft, and Nathalia Holt discussing her new book Rise of the Rocket Girls the riveting true story of the women who launched American into space.

SpaceFest 2016 Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 3

The Museum is FREE from 5 PM to 9 PM for Wells Fargo Free First Thursday

VR Experiences with VALVe
5 PM to 9 PM
Choose from three virtual reality experiences.

(for ages 10 & up, free ticket required. Tickets are first come, first serve and are available starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery)

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC)
6:30 PM | 7:30 PM
Musical Performances

Friday, Nov. 4

A.M. Flight Breakfast (Donor Event)
7:30 AM to 9 AM

Photojournalism & Science Commuication Educator Workshop (pre- registration required)
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
By Navid Baraty, Photojournalist

New Girl Panel
10:30 AM to 12 PM
Chelsea Olson; Boeing Aerospace
Ashley Verhoff; Blue Origin

Moderator: Sarah Knights; Blue Origin

VR Experiences with VALVe
12 PM to 5 PM
Choose from three virtual reality experiences.

(for ages 10 & up, free ticket required)

Mindfulness From Weightlessness
1 PM to 2:30 PM
Speaker: Soyeon Yi, South Korean Astronaut

Introduction: Jeanette Illsely

Your Body in Space: What Every Girl Needs to Know
2:45 PM to 4 PM
Speakers: Dr. Peter Cavanagh (UW Professor and Endowed Chair, Women's Sports Medicine and Lifetime Fitness Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine), Dr. Virginia Wotring (Baylor College of Medicine-Women’s Health for Space Missions)

Moderator: Dr. Chris Lienesch, Flight Surgeon

Ladies Who Launch Member Event: From Barbarella to Interstellar--Evolving the Role of Commander
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Courtney Sheehan, Northwest Film Forum

Intro: Ted Huetter, The Museum of Flight
VR Experiences with VALVe
Enjoy a cold Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing

Saturday, Nov. 5

Scale Modelers Mini Show: Space Mini!
10 AM to 3 PM

Sprout's Space Racers Pre-K Launch Party
10:30 AM to 3 PM

VR Experiences with VALVe
10:30 AM to 5 PM
Choose from three virtual reality experiences.

(for ages 10 & up, free ticket required)

Off-Planet, Inc.
10:30 AM to 12 PM
Cassie Lee, Vulcan, Inc.
Aarti Matthews, Space X
Erika Wagner, Blue Origin

Moderator: Caitlin O’Keefe Dietrich, Planetary Resources

Live From Mars: A One-Year Mission
1 PM to 2 PM
Speaker: Sheyna Gifford, HI SEAS IV Science Officer & Crew Journalist

Intro: Melanie Kwong, The Museum of Flight

Keynote: Rise of the Rocket Girls
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Speaker: Nathalia Holt, Author (lecture, Q & A, book signing)

Intro: Stacey Harbour Van-Hoy, The Museum of Flight

Breaking the Chains of Gravity
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Speaker: Amy Shira Teitel, Vintage Space

Intro: Carla Bitter, The Museum of Flight

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