Charles Simonyi Space Gallery
Museum of Flight
In 2011 the 15,500-square-foot Charles Simonyi Space Gallery was built across the street from the Museum of Flight and connected to the main campus via a pedestrian sky bridge. The Gallery features space artifacts from the US and Russian Human Space Flight Programs.
In 2012 NASA awarded the Space Shuttle Trainer to the Museum of Flight. The Space Shuttle Trainer is a full size mockup of the Space Shuttle. It stands 4 stories tall and over 100 feet long. This piece of space exploration history was used by all 355 astronauts during the 30 year shuttle program in prepartion for their flight into space. You can our the open payload bat section of the trainer with your regular museum admission, or reserve a one-hour tour of the crew compartment.