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Space Day 2011

by Smithsonian Digital Library

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall will be hosting Space Day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This free annual event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, provides visitors with opportunities to learn about space through hands-on exhibits, activities, and presentations by astronauts and other space experts.  In keeping with the program's mission to provide a fun learning experience for all ages, there will be several activity and presentation stations for children and teens, including Alka Seltzer-powered rockets, astronaut paper dolls, and LEGO spacecraft models.

Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King [De la terre à la lune], 1874.

Whether your interest is in space travel, astronomy, or aerospace engineering there will be a variety of engaging and informative resources on display at Space Day.

—Conrad Ziyad

Related:

The complete story of America’s space program.

Space and Mankind.

 

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