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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will be celebrating national Space Day on May 16, 2014. Space Day will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants may arrive anytime between 9-10 a.m.

Students in grades 4-8 and their teachers and chaperones are invited to attend the day's activities!

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Click here to register.

In addition to the special presentation (speaker to be announced), there will be hands-on aerospace demonstration stations explaining why astronauts float, how astronauts train for spacewalks, and the principles of rocketry and space flight.

Again this year, the students will have the opportunity to see the Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer (CCT-1) that is on exhibit in the museum's Cold War Gallery. Click here for more information on the CCT.

For more information, please contact the museum's Education Division at (937) 255-4646. Click here to register.


What is Space Day?

Since its launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes place on the first Friday of each May, has evolved into a massive grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The ultimate goal is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing young peoples' enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today's space explorers.

International in scope, the award-winning program involves hundreds of thousands of teachers and millions of students throughout the United States, Canada and beyond. Space Day events have taken place in 21 countries around the globe on six continents. Thanks to widespread media, millions of people have learned about the Space Day programs since its inception. So effective is this global initiative that it has been honored with the Space Foundation's prestigious Education Achievement Award.

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