New England Air Museum to Hold 2012 Space Expo on April 1

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The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut will hold its annual SPACE EXPO on Sunday, April 1, 2012.  This is an opportunity to discover New England’s Aerospace Industry and today’s partnerships in space exploration.

 More than 15 exhibitors from across New England will participate in the event including Hamilton Sundstrand, Division of United Technologies; National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Aldrich Astronomical Society, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center;  CATO Rocketry Club; NASA; One Giant Leap; Arunah Hill Natural Science Center; and Talcott Mountain Science Center. 

 A NASA astronaut will be at the Museum for the day as well as NASA scientists and presenters from the commercial aerospace industry. Meet some of the engineers from Hamilton Sundstrand who helped save the Apollo 13 mission.

 Most of the activities will be hands-on. Visitors can try on a real space suit, pilot a space craft simulator, touch a meteorite, taste space food, learn about the atmosphere of Mars, build a rocket and much more.

 Rebecca Cross, author of I am a Space Shuttle, will be providing free signed copies of this children’s picture book.

 This event is sponsored by The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium and by Hamilton Sundstrand. 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, Connecticut.  For further information, call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit www.neam.org.

Come join us for our annual Space Expo for a fun and educational program about Space.

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