Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut and the Museum of Flight's CEO, was interviewed by Kristen Kirby on KREM 2 News at noon on August 26. Dr. Dunbar discussed the museum's current mission to bring a space shuttle to Seattle. A retired NASA shuttle could come to Seattle as soon as 2011 and would be a valuable educational tool, as well as increase tourism to the northwest.
Monday, August 30, 2010
While no decision date for NASA's selection has been announced, the Museum is hopeful their qualifications will earn them a shuttle, something which would be beneficial for all of Washington state.
To support the effort, visit the Museum of Flight's website.
Read the full article here.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
A recent study co-funded by Seattle's Medic One Foundation found that chest-compression CPR is equally as effective as traditional mouth-to-mouth CPR in sudden cardiac arrest cases. The evidence, published July 29 in the New England Journal of medicine, supports a CPR strategy performed by bystanders of a cardiac arrest victim that focuses on chest-compressions and lessens the need for rescue breathing.
Seattle's Medic One is a national leader in providing effective care to cardiac arest victims prior to hospital treatment. King County has one of the highest survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest at 46 percent, compared to between 2 and 25 percent nationally in large part due to the Medic One Foundation which provides Medic One with additional funding, equipment and training for their paramedics, making them significantly more prepared than their counterparts nationally.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The museum broke ground on a new Space Gallery earlier this month which would house one of the three retiring space shuttles. One shuttle, Discovery, is already promised to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Seattle and the Museum of Flight have already met NASA's requirements on paper, but the decision won't be announced until later this year.
To be eligible for a shuttle, the museum must have a climate-controlled structure in place by July 2011, be close to a major metropolitan area, have a runway long enough to land the Boeing 747 carrying the shuttle and have a committment to educate our youth about space travel. To get involved and pledge your support or to donate go to the Museum of Flight's website and sign the petition to bring the shuttle to Seattle!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
With the weather warming up more people are participating in outdoor summer sports and activities. This often means an increase in injuries and ER visits. Dr. Steven Hughes of Overlake Hospital spoke with Q 13 Fox about some of the ways to prevent and treat summertime injuries. Dr. Hughes has a long history with family practice and sports medicine experience. He has been working in Bellevue for more than two decades and continually brings his expertise and advice to high school games, local triathlons and martial arts competitions.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
James Harris Gallery (July 2010 - October 2010)
Greg Kucera Gallery (October 2010 - January 2011)
Platform Gallery (February 2011 - April 2011)
G. Gibson Gallery (May 2011 - July 2011)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Despite a national recession, Cashmere Molding has increased sales annually by an average of 60 percent, continued to invest in new technology and hired 20 new employees in the past year alone.
Cashmere was recently named "2010 Midsized Manufacture of the Year" by Seattle Business Magazine. Their innovative strategies and committment to customer service are two of the reasons why Cashmere Molding brings in $10 million annually.