Two new exhibits land at Seattle's Museum of Flight // (c) 2010 Museum of Flight
To commemorate the 38th anniversary of the historic Apollo 17 -- the last manned mission to the moon -- Seattle's Museum of Flight is featuring new Apollo 17 mission models in its Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit. Highlights include one-sixth-scale models of the lunar module Challenger and the lunar rover, as well as life-size models of astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt, the last people to set foot on the moon. Modeler Dave Gianakos logged more than 2,500 hours crafting these models and no element has been overlooked. The interior of the crew cabin is completely detailed with scale lights, switches and controls and authentic materials identical to those used on the real spacecraft.
The Apollo 17 models are on display now. Additionally, the Museum's temporary exhibit Style in the Aisle is back by popular demand, featuring fashions not seen in the original exhibit, including flight attendant uniforms from the 1930s through the 1980s. Uniforms from several different U.S.-based airlines show the progression from conservative to colorful and back to conservative, mirroring the public image of the flight attendant's role. The exhibit features a variety of artifacts including flight bags, accessories, photographs and memorabilia that help tell the story of the flight attendant. The exhibit is on display Jan. 29-May 30, 2011.
Admission to the Museum is $15 per adult, $13 per senior (65 and older), $10 for active military, $8 per youth (5-17) and free for children under 5.