May 7, 2011

Space Day

2011 Space Day Family Day
May 7, 2011

National Air and Space Museum
Washington, D.C.

"A Celebration of 50 Years of Human Space Flight"

Space Day Family Day, an annual event sponsored by Lockheed Martin is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at the National Air and Space Museum. Space Day welcomes kids, parents and museum enthusiasts who enjoy engaging demonstrations, creative hand-on activities, and incredible exhibits, as well as stimulating conversations and presentations with astronauts, aerospace industry engineers and subject matter experts on all things space!!!

A live hookup with astronauts will give visitors a unique opportunity to chat and ask questions with someone on the International Space Station. Numerous interactive, space-related educational activities hosted by Lockheed Martin, NASA and NASM will provide plenty to do for families, tourists, and child of all ages. Visitors will be able to launch “Alka-Seltzer” rockets, construct their own International Space Station, design a Mission Patch, and build a Hubble Space Telescope.

Once again, the Space Day Family Day at the National Air & Space Museum promises to be a “can’t miss” event in the D.C. Area!

Space Day in the U.S. and Around the Globe

In the U.S. Student activities include: participation in a simulated mission to Mars - discussions about the Space Shuttle program - exploration of constellations – investigations on the life cycle of a star - learning how to protect planet Earth - exploring space career opportunities - aerodynamics and paper airplane contests - signing Signatures in Space posters - viewing lunar and meteorite for more

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