Suited for Space
WHAT: Using rare and original photography this traveling Smithsonian exhibit at the Museum of Flight reveals how the spacesuit enables astronauts to live and work in space.
WHEN: Now through March 5. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
WHERE: Museum of Flight , 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle. The exhibit is in the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery.
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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Visitors will have the chance to see how spacesuit design has evolved over nearly a century. You can see stunning details of spacesuits through images taken by National Air and Space Museum staff photographer Mark Avino. Part of the exhibit is X-rays showing never-before-seen interior construction. Visitors also can be photographed “wearing” an Apollo spacesuit.
MORE SPACE EXHIBITS: After you check out the spacesuit exhibit, you will want to check out Space: Exploring the New Frontier. Visitors can “land” a lunar module on the moon or guide the space shuttle for a landing at Kennedy Space Center. The museum also has the space shuttle trainer crew compartment on exhibit.
ADMISSION: Adults $20, seniors (65 and older) and active military $17, youth (ages 5-17) $12 and children 4 and younger free. The museum is free for everyone the first Thursday of the month from 5-9 p.m.
INFORMATION: Go to museumofflight.org.