The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Sixth...

The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Sixth Annual Space Day

San Diego, 4.08.2009

The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Space Day celebration is set to launch on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come and engage in fun hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, and activities with local and national space experts. Space Day is FREE with admission to the Museum. Invited presenters include NASA, SDAA (San Diego Astronomy Association), DSN (Deep Space Network), JPL, The Mars Society, SETI, UCSD EarthKAM, SDSS (San Diego Space Society) and the Planetary Society.

The Day's Activities include:

  • Touch a Real Space Shuttle Tire, Flown in Space
  • Drive a Mars Rover
  • Build & Fly a Paper Rocket
  • Talk to Space Experts
  • Space Exploration Presentations
  • Design Your Own Space Patch
  • Look Through a Telescope
  • Launch a Bottle Rocket
  • Coloring
  • Free Posters
  • Giveaways
  • Fun for all Ages

As an extra bonus, the San Diego Air & Space Museum will be offering a FREE screening of the new space documentary Orphans of Apollo, followed by a Q+A session with the director, Michael Potter. For more information on the documentary, please go to: www.orphansofapollo.com

The Museum's Space Galleries are also open for viewing throughout the event, including a flown Apollo spacecraft, moon rocks and space suits. For more information, and for a special admission discount coupon, please go to the Space Day webpage on the Museum's website: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/upcoming/spaceday09.html

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