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Make and launch paper rockets during Family Day at the museum

DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the United States Air Force will offer several activities, including an opportunity to make and launch Saturn V rockets, during Family Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 15.

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. This month's Aerospace Adventure celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission. It takes place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Modern Flight Gallery and is free. Participants can make and launch paper Saturn V rockets.

The Saturn V rocket carried an all-Air Force crew during the Apollo 15 mission to the moon. Visitors may see the Apollo 15 command module on exhibit in the Missile and Space Gallery.

Also during Family Day, "Storytime" will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes and listen to stories about aviation and space.

A family-style guided tour featuring a fast-paced overview of aviation history begins at 1 p.m. at the entrance to the Early Years Gallery. This tour is appropriate for all age groups.

Throughout the day, visitors can take part in demonstration stations spread throughout the museum galleries. Each station highlights a simple and fun aerospace principle. For more information, contact the museum's Education Division at (937) 255-8048, ext. 461, 462, or 463.

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

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 332.

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