The Museum of Flight is promising a glimpse at the future of space exploration at an event next Tuesday, April 24. An invitation sent to museum patrons last week touted the “opportunity to discover what the next great advancement of humanity will be.” The invite went on to say:
A new company will be unveiling its mission to revolutionize current space exploration activities and ultimately create a better standard of living on Earth. Don’t miss your opportunity to be among the first to find out what’s next from the world’s leading commercial space pioneers and the people who will chart the future.
The April 24 event in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at the museum gets under way at 10:30 a.m. and includes a news conference and luncheon with presentations. The lineup of space luminaries scheduled to attend includes:
- Charles Simonyi, billionaire space tourist and museum benefactor
- Eric Anderson, chairman of Space Adventures, Ltd.
- Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., chairman of the X Prize Foundation
- Astronaut Tom Jones, Ph. D.
- Chris Lewicki, former NASA Mars rover and lander flight director and mission manager
After the luncheon, starting at about 1:30 p.m., Diamandis and Jones will sign books for attendees. Diamandis is a co-author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and Jones penned several books, including Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System and Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir.
Cost for the event is $25. You can find more information and pay online at the Museum of Flight website.
Seattle Astronomy will attend the event and post a full report.
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