Issaquah astronaut honored

September 15, 2009

By Staff

The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight

Secretary of State Sam Reed, Issaquah resident Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar and First Gentleman Mike Gregoire (from left) at the Sept. 8 Legacy Project ceremony. Dunbar, the first female astronaut from Washington, and president and CEO of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, is being immortalized by a state oral-history project. ‘It is a real treat for Washingtonians and people around the globe to learn more about the Bonnie Dunbar story,’ Reed said in a news release. ‘She literally saw that the sky was the limit, and through an excellent work ethic, a top-notch education and family support, she excelled in a male-dominated field and flew five missions in space.’

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