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 Space station is theme of November Family Day
 Activities take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17
 Admission is free
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Children and adults of all ages will enjoy building a space station from recyclable materials during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Learn about the space station during Family Day on Nov. 17

Posted 10/30/2012   Updated 10/30/2012 Email story   Print story


by Sarah Swan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

10/30/2012 - DAYTON, Ohio -- Commemorate the anniversary of the greatest engineering feat in modern history - the International Space Station - during Family Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. November marks the 14th anniversary of the launch of the first module of the space station and the 12th anniversary of a continuous human presence on this fascinating human outpost in space!

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Visitors will be able to learn about spaceflight, living in space, and rocketry through a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities, including building your own space station from recycling materials.

"Storytime" begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes and listen to space-related stories, followed by a hands-on activity.

The event is free, and visitors of all ages may participate in these aviation-related activities located throughout the museum galleries. No advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Education Division at (937) 255-4646.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.

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