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Robert Pearlman
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The Museum of Flight release
Astronauts on the Town

The Museum of Flight is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of our celebration, we are launching a public project titled, "Astronauts on the Town."

The concept for this project is an extension of the Museum's "Now everyone can be an astronaut" campaign that originated in 2012. The Museum of Flight's 'Astronaut,' a vivacious, curious character in a spacesuit, has become an established feature in our social media and advertising. Our friendly Astronaut (who seems to be quite the Northwesterner) never fails to draw attention both in-person and online.

We are expanding on this idea and engaging the community with this exciting public art project. "Astronauts on the Town" will feature 25 six-foot fiberglass astronaut sculptures, designed and decorated by local artists and community groups. All astronauts will be displayed in a variety of different public locations within the greater Seattle area during the spring and summer of 2015.

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The Museum of Flight via Twitter:
We are officially on the town! Our first Astronaut on the Town has just landed at Theo Chocolate in Fremont!

Astronaut "Happy Constellations" by Fin'es Scott.

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What a great project! They had a similar approach with painted cows placed in many locations in New York City several years ago. Will they be auctioning off the 'astronauts' for charity, like they did with the NY cows?

Robert Pearlman
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According to The Seattle Times:
On Friday, the museum’s website will launch coverage of the astronauts around town, offering people the opportunity to photograph themselves with the art pieces.

From Aug. 1 until Sept. 12, there will be an online auction of the pieces as a fundraiser.

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Astronauts invade Seattle: Spacesuited art statues 'on the town' for museum

Some two dozen astronauts are landing under Seattle's Space Needle and if you can snap a selfie with one or more of them, you could win your own ticket to fly.

The Museum of Flight on Friday (June 12) launched its "Astronauts on the Town" public art program by beginning to place 25 six-foot-tall spacesuit-clad statues around the "Jet City."

"Prepare for an astronaut invasion!" the museum declared on its art project's website. "You may have started to see fiberglass giants emerging from the museum's shadows. As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, the museum is launching... 'Astronauts on the Town.'"

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