Museum of Flight http://kplu.org en Museum of Flight CEO: Seattle Will Help Innovate Space Tourism http://kplu.org/post/museum-flight-ceo-seattle-will-help-innovate-space-tourism <p>Seattle may become the hub of space tourism, says Museum of Flight CEO Douglas King.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:20:36 +0000 Simone Alicea 10049 at http://kplu.org Museum of Flight CEO: Seattle Will Help Innovate Space Tourism Seattle's space shuttle trainer getting new parts this weekend http://kplu.org/post/seattles-space-shuttle-trainer-getting-new-parts-weekend <p>NASA is making a special delivery to Seattle this weekend. If you go to the <a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/">Museum of Flight </a>on Saturday morning, you&rsquo;ll see one of the world&rsquo;s biggest cargo planes land in the parking lot. It&rsquo;s carrying the cockpit and crew cabin of a<a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/space-shuttle-trainer"> full-sized space shuttle trainer</a>.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5418 at http://kplu.org Seattle's space shuttle trainer getting new parts this weekend NASA to turn over keys to Seattle's shuttle trainer Thursday http://kplu.org/post/nasa-turn-over-keys-seattles-shuttle-trainer-thursday <p>NASA plans to officially turn over the keys to a full-size Space Shuttle trainer to Seattle&#39;s Museum of Flight on Thursday morning.</p><div><p>The ownership transfer ceremony will be held in Houston at the Johnson Space Center.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:07:31 +0000 The Associated Press 3808 at http://kplu.org NASA to turn over keys to Seattle's shuttle trainer Thursday Traveling WWI museum comes to Seattle's Museum of Flight http://kplu.org/post/traveling-wwi-museum-comes-seattles-museum-flight <p>It&#39;s a museum on wheels! The traveling World War I exhibition, dubbed the &quot;Honoring Our History Tour&quot;, rolls into Seattle this weekend on a custom, 18 wheel truck.</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:47:10 +0000 Dave Meyer 2894 at http://kplu.org Traveling WWI museum comes to Seattle's Museum of Flight Want to fly in a B-17 bomber? http://kplu.org/post/want-fly-b-17-bomber <p><br /><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-965237.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-965237.mp3</a></p><p>You might hear an unusual rumbling overhead today in Seattle. An original World War II bomber will be in the sky. The Boeing B-17 is part of a <a href="http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html">traveling history exhibit</a> that lets you actually fly in the plane.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:32:07 +0000 Paula Wissel 1263 at http://kplu.org Want to fly in a B-17 bomber? Seattle's Museum of Flight says no shuttle is sad, but they're getting the next-best thing http://kplu.org/post/seattles-museum-flight-says-no-shuttle-sad-theyre-getting-next-best-thing <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963091.mp3</p><p>It&#39;s a day of disappointment in the northwest for fans of US space exploration.&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle&#39;s Museum of Flight got official word this morning that it will <strong>not</strong> be home to one of the three space shuttles NASA is retiring.&nbsp; And it won&#39;t get the prototype Enterprise (which was only used for test flights and never reached space) either.</p><p>The shuttles are going to:</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:40:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1189 at http://kplu.org Seattle's Museum of Flight says no shuttle is sad, but they're getting the next-best thing Seattle's Museum of Flight won't get a space shuttle http://kplu.org/post/seattles-museum-flight-wont-get-space-shuttle <p>NASA says Seattle&#39;s Museum of Flight won&#39;t get to display one of the retiring space shuttles. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:40:21 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 1184 at http://kplu.org Seattle's Museum of Flight won't get a space shuttle Museum of Flight a hopeful contender for Tuesday's space shuttle decision http://kplu.org/post/museum-flight-hopeful-contender-tuesdays-space-shuttle-decision <p>The odds are about<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014715435_shuttle08m.html"> one in seven</a>.&nbsp; That&#39;s the skinny on Seattle&#39;s bid to become a host site for one of NASA&#39;s retiring space shuttles.&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle Times writer Jack Broom sums up the situation nicely in that paper&#39;s latest story on the question. Broom notes the Museum of Flight&#39;s chances were diminished slightly last week:</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:04:48 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1178 at http://kplu.org Museum of Flight a hopeful contender for Tuesday's space shuttle decision State delegation wants space shuttle to land in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/state-delegation-wants-space-shuttle-land-seattle <p>In a bipartisan push to bring the retired Space Shuttle to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington&#39;s U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, along with the state&#39;s entire congressional delegation, have sent a a letter to Charles F. Bolden, the Administrator of NASA, urging him to select the museum as the home for the retired NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter.</p><p>In the letter, the delegation says:</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 17:59:15 +0000 Paula Wissel 1146 at http://kplu.org State delegation wants space shuttle to land in Seattle Will Seattle get a space shuttle? http://kplu.org/post/will-seattle-get-space-shuttle <p>April 12 is the day we&#39;ll learn if the Puget Sound region will become home to one of NASA&#39;s retiring space shuttles. There are 27 institutions vying for the three orbiters, and Seattle&#39;s <a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/">Museum of Flight</a> is one of the contenders.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:36:53 +0000 Dave Meyer 934 at http://kplu.org Will Seattle get a space shuttle?