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5 things you'll learn at this weekend's Family Day

NASA Astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first person to make an untethered spacewalk during STS-41-B in 1984. (NASA photo)

1) Astronauts go on spacewalks for many reasons, such as science experiments, testing equipment and repairing satellites or spacecraft. One demonstration during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 will explain how astronauts train for spacewalks. (NASA photo) [Use the right arrow above to move to the next image.]

Astronauts like Clay Anderson can float through the space station. (NASA photo)

2) Why do astronauts float in orbit? Find answers to this and more questions about living in space as you visit stations throughout the museum. (NASA photo) [Use the right arrow above to move to the next image.]

DAYTON, Ohio (05/2013) -- Participants enjoyed a number of hands-on activities during Space Fest on May 4 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Garry Guthrie)

3) Learn more about the sport of model rocketry and check out a variety of model rockets during your visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Garry Guthrie) [Use the right arrow above to move to the next image.]

DAYTON, Ohio (05/2012) -- Visitors build paper rockets with the Columbus Model Rocketry School during Space Fest on May 12 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

4) Try your hand at launching a paper rocket! (U.S. Air Force photo) [Use the right arrow above to move to the next image.]

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)

5) Think you have what it takes to build a space station? Use recycling materials to assemble a module to connect to the “space station” in the museum’s event area. What would astronauts use your module for? (U.S. Air Force photo)

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