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Connecticut Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$3 – $65
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing with New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut!
Activities include:
* Engage in hands-on activities including Crater Making and Lunar Landscape Painting
* View an exhibition of paintings by Astronaut Alan Bean
* See and learn about Apollo space mission spacesuits, equipment and artifacts
* Engage in hands-on activities including Crater Making and Lunar Landscape Painting
* Meet an engineer who worked on the Apollo program right here in Connecticut

* Experience the Lunar Landscape through Virtual Reality (additional fee applies)

Activities will run from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Visit our website for additional information.   .

PLUS, the New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming  is eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages.  Each week is themed:

June 22-30, 2019: Propeller Week:
Climb inside a World War II era propeller plane and create a pinwheel propeller to take home.

July 1-7, 2019: Wing Week:
Uncover the history of airplane wings and build your own “flying wing” foam glider to take home.

July 8-14, 2019: Glider Week:
Discover the history of glider flight and build a straw glider to take home.

July 15-21, 2019: Space Week:
Learn about local connections to NASA spacesuits and create a marshmallow constellation to take home.

July 22-28, 2019: Jet Week:
Climb aboard a Mach 1 supersonic jet and create an origami jet to take home.

July 29-August 4, 2019: Engine Week:
Learn about local connections to the history of airplane engines and create and launch a “jet” balloon to take home.

August 5-11, 2019: Helicopter Week:
Climb aboard a Connecticut built search and rescue helicopter and build a paper helicopter to take home.

August 12-16, 2019: Blimps, Balloons, and Airships Week:
Uncover the history of lighter than air aircraft and create a mini balloon basket to take home.

Additional activities include interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more.  For more information about specific activities and program schedules, please visit our website at www.neam.org.

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$3 – $65
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Venue

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096 United States
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Phone:
(860) 623-3305
Website:
http://www.neam.org
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