Space Day Set for May 18 at the Air & Space Museum

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The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s 16th Annual Space Day celebration is set for Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Museum’s location in Balboa Park. Space Day features demonstrations, giveaways, and fun, hands-on activities with local and national space industry experts.

Space Day also offers the opportunity to meet and talk with Woody Spring, a NASA astronaut who flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis and who spent more than 12 hours walking in space.

Space Day is FREE for children 17 and under (with paid adult admission). Admission is discounted for adults with a Special Admission Coupon available on the Museum’s website.

Fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages at Space Day include:

  • Talking to Space Experts
  • Touching a Meteorite
  • UC San Diego Portable Planetarium
  • Building & Flying Paper Rockets
  • Designing Your Own Space Patch
  • Giveaways

Invited Presenters include NASA, JPL, Sally Ride Science, Northrop Grumman, SETI, Lockheed Martin, El Trompo Museo Interactivo, San Diego Astronomy Association, UCSD Near-Space Balloon, General Atomics, The Planetary Society, FIRST Robotics, and many others.

The Museum’s unique SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure is also open for viewing throughout the event, including the authentic Apollo 9 Command Module, moon rocks, space suits, a Mars rover and more. For more information, and for a special admission discount coupon, please go to the Space Day webpage on the Museum’s website.

About Woody Spring
Woody Spring served as a mission specialist on STS-61-B -- NASA’s 23rd Space Shuttle mission and the second using Space Shuttle Atlantis -- which flew November 26, 1985 through December 3, 1985. During that mission he was responsible for launching three communications satellites and performed two “Space Walks,” or EVAs. During the EVAs, which totaled more than 12 hours, Spring investigated Space Station construction techniques, large structure manipulation while on the end of the remote arm, and a time and motion study for comparison between Earth training and Space performance. With the completion of STS-61-B, he has logged a total of 165 hours in space, including over 12 hours of EVA.

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