New Space Museum Opens In Oregon

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The Evergreen Aviation Museum, known as the home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose flying boat and a rare SR-71 Blackbird, will open a new space facility this Friday. The new museum will feature Titan missiles, a replica Lunar Module and Lunar Rover, and the Russian Photon Space Capsule. The new 120,000-square-foot building is a twin to the original museum. Interactive exhibits and simulators will be used to tell the story of spaceflight. The museum also plans to host a series of educational programs and space camps, and will offer programs for local high schoolers. The museum is located about 20 miles southwest of Portland, Ore., at the McMinnville Airport.

A dedication event on Friday morning will feature a visit from astronauts Gen. Joe Engle and Gen. Tom Stafford, and Titan II expert Chuck Rash.