Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Museum of Flight prepares for Grand Opening on Nov. 10

The Museum of Flight is putting the finishing touches on the Space Shuttle Trainer exhibit in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. The Grand Opening is on November 10th at 11 a.m. Here are some photos we took today watching the preparations!

For more information on the Grand Opening, visit The Museum of Flight.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Overlake Hospital's Breast Health Center Hosts Mammogram Party

Pictured from left to right: Kim Wagner, Kent; Camille McLaughlin, Auburn; Julie Kennedy, Bellevue; Gayana Suparkina, Bellevue; Stephanie Banuelos, Kirkland; Lisa Morten, West Seattle; Susan Allemand, Redmond.

Overlake Hospital’s Breast Health Center hosted a Mammogram Party on November 10th where women were able to get tested in a“spa-like” atmosphere with wine, chocolates and bathrobes. Overlake seeks to make the necessary annual test enjoyable for women. Early detection is the goal, but doing so in a fun environment makes it something to look forward to--especially when wine and chocolate is involved! For more information or to register with a group of girlfriends to schedule a Mammo Party, click here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Red Bull Stratos set to Launch This Morning - Felix Baumgartner to freefall 120,000 feet

UPDATE: Flight was aborted due to weather. New launch date TBD. 

Tune in this morning as Felix Baumgartner plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon before skydiving toward Earth at supersonic speeds. Sponsored by Red Bull, the mission hopes to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers. Baumgartner is attempting to break the speed of sound during his freefall. If you want to watch it live head here or learn more at www.redbullstratos.com.

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Felix prepares for launch. Photo Courtesy of Red Bull Stratos Twitter: @RedBullStratos

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A PR faux pas

All Nippon Airline's nonstop flight from Tokyo arrives Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to a salute of water sprayed from airport fire trucks. It is the first 787 with regular passenger service to Seattle. The return flight to Japan was derailed because of a faulty cooling system part, the airline said. // Photo credit: Mike Siegel, Seattle Times

After our excitement over the first 787 flight to arrive at Sea-Tac in this week's Monday Morning Musings, we quickly bit our tongue. Looks like it didn't take off on the celebratory day for Tokyo due to a maintenance issue. The flight was delayed, following the welcoming reception that took place as the plane landed at Sea-Tac Airport. Read more about the delayed flight here.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Morning Musings

Another beautiful Monday morning here in Seattle as we ring in the month of October. A few exciting things around the web today:

1. This morning, the first Boeing 787 operated by All Nippon Airways landed for commercial service at Sea-Tac Airport. The Dreamliner took passengers to a terminal gate and prepared for its departure back to Tokyo. All Nippon Airways was Boeing's first customer for the new fuel-efficient widebody twinjet and began the Seattle-Tokyo route in July. To see photos of the celebratory landing, click here.

2. Another successful weekend for Overlake Hospital's Eastside Vitality Health Fair as the main campus' doors were open for free screenings, tours, raffles, and giveaways. This was the final Saturday of October's Eastside Vitality Health Month, but there will be another open house Health Fair at the Issaquah Clinic on November 10th.

3. Seattle's Space Needle is getting a new roof design for its 50th Anniversary and we get the opportunity to vote on our favorite look! On the Space Needle's website, six awesome choices are listed and will be available for voting until October 20th. The new design will be announced the following day. Click here to cast your vote!