Hear From a Real Space Station Astronaut...

Hear From a Real Space Station Astronaut & Kids Free at the San Diego Air & Space Museum's Tenth Annual Space Day

San Diego, 4.05.2013

The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Space Day celebration is set to launch on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Space Day features demonstrations, giveaways, and fun, hands-on activities with local and national space experts. Visitors also have the chance to meet and talk to Garrett Reisman, a real astronaut who flew on the space shuttle, lived on the space station, and has walked in space. Garrett plans to share stories about space exploration.

Space Day is FREE for children 17 and under (with paid adult admission). Admission is discounted for adults with a coupon available on the Museum's website: www.sandiegoairandspace.org.

Invited presenters include NASA, Sally Ride Science, San Diego Space Society, JPL, The Mars Society, SETI, San Diego Astronomy Society, UCSD EarthKAM, UCSD MoonKAM, The Planetary Society, UCSD Near-Space Balloon Team, Virgin Galactic, Aerospace Legacy Foundation, Astronaut Teacher Alliance and many others!

Fun, hands-on Space Day activities include:

  • Driving a Mars Rover
  • Building & Flying Paper Rockets
  • Talking to Space Experts
  • Designing Your Own Space Patch
  • Coloring
  • Free Posters
  • Giveaways
  • Fun for All Ages!

The Museum's Space Galleries are also open for viewing throughout the event, including a flown Apollo spacecraft, moon rocks and space suits. For more information, and for a special admission discount coupon, please go to the Space Day webpage on the Museum's website:www.sandiegoairandspace.org/events/spaceday.

Garrett Reisman has made two trips on Space Shuttles to the International Space Station, remaining there as a long duration crewmember. Garrett flew on Space Shuttles Endeavour, Discovery, and Atlantis during his astronaut career, and completed three successful “Space Walks” or EVAs.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California's official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Currently on display: Ripley's Believe It or Not!, a wacky, weird exhibit exploring the life and artifacts of Robert Ripley. This is the first time a Ripley’s exhibit has been in San Diego since 1935. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with admissions until 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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