Monday, August 30, 2010

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar on KREM 2 News at Noon

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.

Spokesman Review publishes editorial about space shuttle campaign

The Spokesman Review published an editorial in their Sunday, August 29 newspaper.

The story reflected the numerous connections that Washington state has to space travel, including twenty-seven astronauts. It also touched on the criteria NASA drafted for competing cities to be eligible for a space shuttle, all of which Seattle seems to meet.

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

Museum of Flight hopes to inspire young and old with arrival of a space shuttle

The Everett Herald recently published an editorial about the Museum of Flight's mission to be awarded one of three retiring NASA space shuttles.

The Herald touched on the excitement and history surrounding NASA's space shuttle program and the amazing opportunity Seattle has to call one of the shuttles its own.

The Museum of Flight's bid for a shuttle is one of the strongest. Its commitment to education plays a big part in that bid. More than 120,000 K-12 students visit the museum each year. A space shuttle would enhance the museum's dedication to education, as well as inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
In addition, construction has already begun on the new space gallery which would be the permanent home of a shuttle. This satisfies NASA's request for a climate-controlled building for the space shuttle to be displayed in.

Visit the Museum of Flight's website to support their mission to bring a space shuttle to Seattle.

The full article can be found here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Medic One study finds chest-compression CPR as effective as traditional CPR

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

Community rallies around Museum of Flight and space shuttle

Seattle's support for the Museum of Flight and its quest for a space shuttle has continued to grow. The Olympian, as well as the Peninsula Gateway, published an opinion article about why a space shuttle would be an excellent addition to the Museum of Flight.

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

Overlake Hospital's Dr. Steven Hughes Warm Weather Injury Advice

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

Aspira Apartment Tower Opens Art Gallery

The brand-new Aspira Apartment Tower located on the corner of Terry Avenue and Stewart Street in downtown Seattle recently opened The Gallery at Aspira, which features artwork from Seattle-area galleries.

There will be a rotating collection of artwork from four of Seattle's most nationally recognized galleries. Each gallery will provide works from their collection of artists for a three month exhibit.

Currently, the gallery is displaying artwork from the James Harris Gallery, including pieces from Beth Campbell, Claire Cowie, Nicolas Nyland, Mary Ann Peters, Amir Zaki and Yunhee Min. This collection of figurative and abstract images titled Summer will be on display through October 16, 2010.

Gallery Details:

The Gallery at Aspira
1823 Terry Avenue, Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Exhibition Schedule:

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

"Compete Globally, Produce Locally"

Cashmere Molding was highlighted in the August issue of Plastics Technology. Co-owner, president and CEO Greg Herlin spoke about Cashmere's successes over the past year and the company's motto, "Compete Globally, Produce Locally."

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.