Glass wall going up at Space Gallery in Seattle

Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011

SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight in Seattle says workers are erecting a 40-foot glass wall Wednesday at the Space Gallery, the building it hopes will house one of the retiring NASA space shuttles.

Museum CEO Doug King says the new gallery sends a message to NASA that it has what it takes to receive a shuttle.

Having a climate controlled building is one of the requirements NASA will use in selecting museums to house the three shuttles.

King says the Museum of Flight also qualifies by having Boeing Field nearby for a 747 to bring a shuttle, by being located in a large metropolitan area, and by having a commitment to public education through exhibit displays.

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