Museum of Flight celebrates SpaceFest, Apollo exhibit

  • Tue May 9th, 2017 9:00am
  • Life

The Museum of Flight’s fourth annual SpaceFest on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, complements the opening weekend of its new Apollo exhibit.

The theme for this year’s SpaceFest is the Lunar Legacy and includes astronauts, space luminaries, family activities and virtual reality experiences. The events are included with admission to the Museum, 9404 East Marginal Way S. in Tukwila.

Saturday programs include discussions detailing the recovery and restoration of Apollo’s F-1 rocket engine – the new exhibit’s compelling focal point –with presentations from keynote speaker David Concannon from Bezos Expeditions and rocket scientist Roger Myers. There will also be a “Moon at the Movies” talk by Northwest Film Forum director Courtney Sheehan.

Sunday’s discussions will focus on current missions to the moon and Mars and space communities in the future. Panelists include space shuttle astronauts John Creighton and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger.

In addition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday there will be SpaceFest family workshops, Lunar and Viking 3 displays, Apollo 11 moonwalk virtual reality experiences and F-1 engine tours.

For a complete schedule of events, visit