Space Needle Wants to Send Someone Into Outer Space
SEATTLE — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Seattle's iconic Space Needle, the landmark's managers want to put someone into honest-to-goodness outer space.
"We went back to 1962 and questioned why the Space Needle was built," said Ron Sevart, President and CEO of the Pacific Northwest landmark. "It was an optimistic time, a forward-looking time, right in the middle of the space race."
The Space Needle — with its hourglass tower and a top that resembles a flying saucer — embodied the era. More...