is an opportunity to experience aerospace science and technology as well as
meet pioneers from the aerospace industry.
than 15 exhibitors from across New England will participate in the event
including UTC Aerospace, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), the Aldrich Astronomical Society, FlisKits, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery
Center, the CATO Rocketry Club, NASA, the Clay Center, American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Mars Foundation, US Space Camp, and Robotics
will include demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visitors can meet an
astronaut, design a mission patch, try on a real space suit, pilot a space
craft simulator, touch a meteorite, learn about the atmosphere of Mars, build a
rocket, meet R2D2, and much more.
Astronaut Daniel Burbank will make two presentations- one at 11:30 a.m. and the
other at 1:30 p.m. He grew up in Tolland, CT, joined the Coast Guard Academy
and has spent over six months at the International Space Station over the
course of several NASA missions.
Space Expo will run from 10 AM to 4:00 PM.
For the convenience of visitors, a food vendor will be on hand all
day. The New
England Air Museum is located by Bradley
in Windsor Locks, Conn. For further information call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit www.neam.org
event is being co-sponsored by the Connecticut College Space Grant Consortium
and UTC Aerospace.