Community rallies around Museum of Flight and space shuttle

Seattle’s support for the Museum of Flight and its quest for a space shuttle has continued to grow. The Olympian, as well as the Peninsula Gateway, published an opinion article about why a space shuttle would be an excellent addition to the Museum of Flight.

The museum broke ground on a new Space Gallery earlier this month which would house one of the three retiring space shuttles. One shuttle, Discovery, is already promised to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Seattle and the Museum of Flight have already met NASA’s requirements on paper, but the decision won’t be announced until later this year.

To be eligible for a shuttle, the museum must have a climate-controlled structure in place by July 2011, be close to a major metropolitan area, have a runway long enough to land the Boeing 747 carrying the shuttle and have a committment to educate our youth about space travel. To get involved and pledge your support or to donate go to the Museum of Flight’s website and sign the petition to bring the shuttle to Seattle!