Space Needle repaints back to ‘Astronaut White’

May 17, 2023, 7:14 AM | Updated: 9:26 am

Space Needle Astronaut White...

Say goodbye to 'Galaxy Gold' and hello again to 'Astronaut White' as the Space Needle gets a fresh coat of paint this May. (Photo by: View Pictures/Hufton+Crow/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

(Photo by: View Pictures/Hufton+Crow/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Say goodbye to ‘Galaxy Gold’ and hello again to ‘Astronaut White’ as the Space Needle gets a fresh coat of paint.

Officials announced that the roof of the iconic World’s Fair symbol will be repainted to its original white, bringing an end to the celebratory orange painted for the Space Needle’s 60th anniversary.

Space Needle joining other national landmarks in going dark Saturday for climate change awareness

The Space Needle was painted ‘Galaxy Gold’ — the original color of the landmark when it opened during the city’s 1962 World’s Fair — in May 2022.

The repainting work started Tuesday with top donors of the Base 2 Space climb benefiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center laying the first coat. The rest of the paint job should be finished by next week.

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