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Learn about space station during free Family Day on Nov. 21

DAYTON, Ohio (11/2010) -- Children and adults of all ages enjoyed building an "Intercommunity Space Station" by adding pieces to a single group-built station during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Commemorate the 15th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space and learn about the greatest engineering feat in modern history – the International Space Station – during Family Day on Nov. 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Children and adults of all ages enjoyed creating their own space stations during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During Family Day on Nov. 21, visitors will be able to learn about spaceflight, living in space and rocketry through a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities, including landing a model space shuttle and building your own space station from recycling materials. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio --

Commemorate the 15th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space and learn about the greatest engineering feat in modern history – the International Space Station – during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several interactive 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 landing a model space shuttle and 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.
A limited number of the book “Mousetronaut” will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis during each storytime, through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and PNC Foundation. (No federal endorsement implied.)

 

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. Call the Education Division at (937) 255-4646 for additional information.

 

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

 

 

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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