Museum to host Space Expo

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The New England Air Museum will hold its annual SPACE EXPO March 30.

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.

burbank_danielNASA 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, Conn., 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 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The New England Air Museum is located by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information: 860-623-3305 or NEAM.org

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