Latest Space Needle Stories

2011-08-01 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's iconic Space Needle announced today that it will be sending someone from the general public into space in what it is calling Space Race 2012. This mission is in celebration of the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary and it highlights the Space Needle's heritage of its futuristic effort to herald innovation, technology and human achievement of the coming 50 years. "The Space Needle was built when our country was in a global space race. With...

2011-08-01 11:50:00

Organizers of Seattle's Space Needle say they want to celebrate the iconic symbol's 50th anniversary by sending someone to space. "We went back to 1962 and questioned why the Space Needle was built," Ron Sevart, President and CEO of the Pacific Northwest landmark, told the Associated Press (AP). "It was an optimistic time, a forward-looking time, right in the middle of the space race." His team decided to create a multi-tiered contest to send someone into orbit using a company from the...

2010-11-03 16:36:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Quadrant Homes is offering a free visit to the Space Needle for your socks. Between now and December 3, Quadrant Homes invites community members to bring new pairs of socks to any Quadrant Community Sales Office or Showroom. In gratitude, donors will receive four free passes to the Space Needle. The offer is in an effort to exceed Quadrant Homes' donation last year of 3,700 pairs of socks for Seattle's Union Gospel Mission in its annual Sock...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

SEATTLE, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's famed Space Needle is making a concerted effort to be the best in the Pacific Northwest when it comes to saving our environment, announcing today a significant initiative to "go green." This program, already having seen much success, entails many initiatives -- several of which have already been fully deployed. It encompasses several focal points of the 'green movement,' including an ultra-innovative water filtration system that will amaze even...

2007-05-07 15:01:26

With its long, graceful lines reaching majestically into the sky, Seattle's famed Space Needle symbolized America's commitment to space exploration when the structure made its acclaimed debut at the 1962 World's Fair. People from all over the globe flocked to the opening, eager to see features such as the 360-degree rotating restaurant and famed observation deck perched high atop the Seattle skyline. It's been some four and a half decades since that historic moment. But, today,...

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