Join the Mission and the Landing Party! Help Land the NASA Space Shuttle at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

The Garrigan Lyman Group has been selected as the agency to create and launch a new website for the Seattle Museum of Flight and its campaign to bring the NASA Space Shuttle to Seattle.

Boasting the tagline, ‘There is no better Space on Earth,’ the campaign positions MOF against 20+ museums around the country competing to be NASA’s chosen parking spot for the last retiring Space Shuttle.

NASA plans to award three Space Shuttles to deserving institutions nationwide. They are: Atlantis, Endeavour, and Enterprise (now at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum).

The Museum of Flight is eager to bring the Space Shuttle to Seattle to ensure that this remarkable piece of history will inspire young explorers for generations to come.

“Our creative team burned the midnight rocket fuel to create a compelling digital campaign for the Museum of Flight,” said Tim Garrigan, principal and co-founder of The Garrigan Lyman Group. “We’re beyond thrilled to help bring the Space Shuttle to Seattle.”

Who built the Space Shuttle and when?
in 1972, the North American Rockwell Company (now part of the Boeing Company) was selected to build the Space Shuttle. The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, which is now at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, was released from the back of a Boeing 747 to test re-entry landings in 1977. In parallel, the Columbia Space Shuttle flew its first flight into orbit on April 12, 1981. Four more Space Shuttles followed: Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor.

How many times have the Space Shuttles flown?
As of May, 2010, the five Space Shuttles had flown to space 132 times, and 355 individual astronauts had flown in it, many of them multiple times.

What did they do?
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is a very important research and operating platform which has expanded our scientific and engineering knowledge on Earth and is preparing us to explore beyond Earth orbit. Among its achievements are:
Astronauts, along with researchers on Earth, performed thousands of experiments in microgravity (not possible on Earth). Experiments were in human physiology, biology, botany, crystal growth, materials processing, fluid physics, engineering physics, and many more scientific fields.

Astronauts, along with geologists, oceanographers, and meteorologists, studied the ever-changing Earth through handheld photography.

The Space Shuttle carried and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope for more than 20 years, as well as launched the Great Solar System Observatories.

The Space Shuttle carried the International Space Station laboratories and major components to orbit and returned research equipment and samples back to Earth.
The Space Shuttle generated thousands of new technologies and products used on Earth every day.

There’s been a phenomenal outpouring of support surrounding our campaign to bring a Space Shuttle to Seattle.

Show Your Support – Sign the Petition to bring the Space Shuttle to Seattle.

With the future of the space program so closely intertwined with Boeing, it only makes sense that NASA would choose to inspire Seattle’s young minds and inspire the next generation of space exploration technologists right here in the Puget Sound. Donations are also welcome to help meet Space Gallery fundraising goals![24×7]

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