“Earthrise” photo by astronaut Bill Anders during Apollo 8. COURTESY/NASA

Museum of Flight features Apollo 8 astronaut and best-selling space author at May 20 event

  • Thu May 11th, 2017 12:48pm
  • Life

On May 20, The Museum of Flight hosts a 1960s-themed music and drinks event, Earthrise: An Evening with Apollo 8, with special guest Jeffery Kluger, best-selling author (with Jim Lovell) of “Apollo 13.”

The subject of his new book, “Apollo 8 – The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon,” will be the focus of the evening’s panel discussion with Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders and moderated by Mark Armstrong.

The 5:30 p.m. reception will offer live music by the Georgetown Orbits, ’60s cocktails and SpaceDust IPA. The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing.

This is a 21-and-older event and does not include evening access to the new Apollo exhibit.

Seats are limited, tickets are $35 ($25 for museum members) and available online. Bill Anders’ appearance is subject to change.

Jeffrey Kluger

Jeffrey Kluger is the author of several books, including “Apollo 13” (originally published as Lost Moon). As a science editor and senior writer for Time for more than two decades, he has written more than forty cover stories for the magazine. He lives in New York City.

Bill Anders

Lunar Module Pilot for the first mission to the Moon, Apollo 8. His photograph, “Earthrise,” is one of the most famous photos in history.

Mark Armstrong

Neil Armstrong’s son Mark is a Museum of Flight Trustee. He is currently a consultant on the major new Hollywood feature about his father, “First Man.”

About The Museum of Flight

Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner.

Attractions at the 20-acre, five-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, and the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. With a foundation of aviation history, the museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The museum’s aviation and space library and archives are among the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the museum’s onsite and outreach educational programs.

The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum of Flight is at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission for adults is $23 on-site and $21 online. Youth 5 through 17 are $14 on-site and $13 online, youth 4 and under are free. Seniors 65 and over $19 on-site and $18 online. Groups of ten or more: $21 per adult, $13 per youth.

Thanks to Wells Fargo, on the first Thursday of every month, admission is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. And parking is always free. There is a full lunch menu café in the museum and a limited menu café in the Aviation Pavilion, both operated by McCormick & Schmick’s.

For general information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.