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The Popular Blake Shuttle To Make It’s First Public Appearance During Musikfest 2014

July 30th, 2014 |

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA– LNAA is excited to announce that “FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical” is now our new home for the Musikfest season.

Also new to Plaza Tropical this year, is the addition of Space Shuttle Blake.  Blake will be open the 10 days of Musikfest for an inside look at this one-of-a-kind experience.  Experience the sights and sounds inside, as you take a tour through the shuttle. Make sure to visit Blake during the hours of 1-6PM.

Through a vision for a mobile space exploration laboratory and the donation of a lot of community effort and time and the $3.1 million dollar Blake was born.  The project combined incredible talents, the latest technology and more than 30 employees and retirees of Mack’s Engineering Development and Test Center.  Between 1989 and 1995, more than 34,000 hours of work went into making this project a reality.

Blake was commissioned by NASA in Washington on June 26, 1995 and is now housed at Lehigh Valley International Airport.  It’s educational tools include flight simulators, robotics and interactive computer labs and telecommunications capable of conversing with NASA. Plans are underway to develop a program around this highly-sought after learning apparatus.


Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania and is served by Allegiant Air, Delta, United, and US Airways with 9 nonstop destinations with connections to the world. LVIA serves a twelve county area with a population base of 3.6 million people. The Airport is easily accessible from communities in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey areas. For more information on LVIA, visit or


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