MYNORTHWEST NEWS

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.

MyNorthwest News

Former President Donald Trump sits in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 20, 2024. (...

Bill Kaczaraba

Bellevue man donates $1 million to Trump super PAC

A Bellevue man donated $1 million to a Political Action Committee (PAC) that supports Donald Trump just a day after he became a convicted felon.

15 hours ago

Photo: Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson....

James Lynch

Auburn Officer Jeff Nelson’s fate now in hands of jury

It has been five years since Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson shot and killed 26-year-old Jesse Sarey who was going through a crisis.

16 hours ago

Queen Anne, Uptown, parking...

Bill Kaczaraba

Power company investigating early morning outage to Queen Anne, Magnolia

Seattle City Light wants to know why 10,000 customers lost power in the early morning hours on Saturday.

18 hours ago

Image: A Seattle Police Department vehicle can be seen parked in the city of Seattle....

Bill Kaczaraba

Police search for suspects in West Seattle fatal shooting

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Seattle Police detectives launched an investigation into a fatal shooting in West Seattle.

19 hours ago

Photo: Medics respond to a crash in SeaTac on June 21, 2024....

Julia Dallas

1 killed, several others injured in major SeaTac car crash

Five people and two cars were involved in a violent car crash in SeaTac on Friday, the King County Sheriff's Office told KIRO Newsradio.

1 day ago

Photo: Lacey police are investigating a deadly shooting....

KIRO 7 News Staff

21-year-old arrested in Lacey double murder after police chase

A 21-year-old man led police on a chase following the murder of two people whom he lived with in Lacey.

2 days ago

Space Needle repaints back to ‘Astronaut White’