[amsat-dc] Saturday, May 8 is Space Day at the National Air and Space Museum

Perry Klein pk at washcable.tv
Fri May 7 06:22:31 PDT 2010

An ARISS contact with the ISS is scheduled for 1 PM at Space Day, Saturday,
May 8 at the National Air and Space Museum (Mall Location).

73, Perry W3PK


Family Day
Space Day
Looking At Earth From Space
Saturday, May 08
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Throughout the National Mall building 
Admission: Free



Meet astronauts and experts.  Experience a live conversation with an
astronaut on the International Space Station.  All of the activities take
place amid the awe-inspiring collection of historic aviation and space
artifacts in the Museum's National Mall building. Activities include:

Meet Astronauts

10:45 AM & 2:15 PM
Current NASA Astronaut, Daniel M. Tani (STS 108 and Expedition-16-launched
with STS 120 and returned STS 122)

11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Retired NASA Astronaut, Jay Apt, PhD (STS-37, STS-47 Spacelab-J, STS-59 and

Live from Space!
1:01 PM (barring technical difficulties)
Hear a live up-link to an astronaut on the International Space Station,
courtesy of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

Activity Stations 10 AM - 3PM

Signatures in Space
Sign a giant poster to be sent into space on a future mission.

Washington Metro Area LEGO Users Group
Marvel at displays of LEGO creations and enter the "pit" full of bricks
where you can make your own spacecraft.
Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry
See home-built rockets and learn how to build your own flyable model rocket.

Make a Mission Patch
Design a space mission patch like astronauts wear and take it home.

Design a satellite
Learn about the parts of a satellite and build a 3-D model to take home.

Build a Space Station
Use recycled materials to contribute to a group-build project.  You can also
make a small spacecraft to take home.

And much more!

This schedule is subject to change. Please ask a visitor services
representative at the Visitors Services Desk for an updated schedule upon




This Space Day Family Day is generously sponsored by Lockheed Martin.




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