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NEW GALLERY SPOTLIGHTS SPACE EXPLORATION

 
  fp-space-galleryFlight Path is celebrating the recent opening of its new Space Exploration Gallery that spotlights the history and development of space flight.  The gallery showcases a colorful and informative timeline of space exploration history together with a number of important space artifacts, according to Flight Path President Lynne Adelman. Included is the flight suit of astronaut Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of the Endeavour and Atlantis space shuttles.
 
“We are very grateful for the support of General Chilton, The Aerospace Corporation and others who made possible this major addition to Flight Path’s educational program,” said Adelman.
 
The gallery includes colorful wall graphics and text, video presentations and artifact display cases, providing visitors of all ages with an educational and entertaining walk-through experience. Also, the Aero Club of Southern California’s Howard Hughes Memorial award trophy has been relocated to the new gallery. Spearheading development of the project was a museum committee headed by Col. Stephen Soukup (USAF-ret.) of the Flight Path Board of Directors.
 
“I’m so proud that Aerospace could be a part of it, “said Dr. Mailina Hills, vice president of Space Program Operations at The Aerospace Corporation.  “It is the corporation’s hope the next generation of scientists and engineers will be inspired by something they read, saw, or experienced right here at the Flight Path Museum.”
 
The new Space Exploration Gallery at Flight Path is available for visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 3pm, except on major holidays. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact (424) 646-7284 or email flightpathguides@lawa.org/ .
 
     

 

MUSEUM SETS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Flight Path has announced its operating schedule for the coming Holiday Season. The museum’s regular operating hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, in the LAX Imperial Terminal.
During the Holiday Season, in addition to regular Sunday and Monday closures, the museum will close Thursday and Friday, November 28-29 (Thanksgiving); Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24-25 (Christmas Eve and Day); and Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day).
Flight Path returns to its regular operating schedule on Thursday, January 2, 2014, according to Flight Path President Rowena Ake.”Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers, we are able to be open most days during the Holiday Season, including the Saturday after Thanksgiving,” said Ake.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for students on school break and their parents to enjoy our many aviation exhibits.”