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Meet an Astronaut & R2D2 at Space Expo

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 36 Perimeter Rd Windsor Locks, CT 06096  See map
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NASA Astronaut Daniel Burbank
NASA Astronaut Daniel Burbank

This

is an opportunity to experience aerospace science and technology as well as

meet pioneers from the aerospace industry.

More

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

First. 

Exhibits

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.

NASA

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.

The

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

International Airport

in Windsor Locks, Conn.  For further information call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit www.neam.org

This

event is being co-sponsored by the Connecticut College Space Grant Consortium

and UTC Aerospace.

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