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Bus to Seattle for Dunbar talk taking sign-ups

A special tour bus has been arranged for local residents interested in sitting in on a special presentation by former NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar.

Dunbar, an Outlook native and graduate of Sunnyside High School, will talk about her 1990 Space Shuttle mission aboard Columbia this coming Sunday at Seattle's Museum of Flight. Dunbar is currently the CEO and president of the museum.

At the time, the 11-day mission aboard Columbia was the longest Space Shuttle flight in history. It was the second of five orbital missions that Dunbar flew.

The bus from Sunnyside to Seattle, arranged by Bill Flower, will depart the Lower Valley this coming Sunday, Jan. 31, at 8 a.m. Flower said the arrival time in Seattle will allow everyone an opportunity to eat lunch prior to Dunbar's 2 p.m. presentation at the Museum of Flight.

Cost of the round-trip excursion is set at $30 per person. Sign-ups and payments are currently being taken at the Daily Sun News office in downtown Sunnyside. Checks should be made out to the Foundation for the Community of Sunnyside. The tour bus will accommodate 47 passengers. Flower said the deadline to reserve a spot on the bus is this coming Thursday at noon.

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