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Space Day 2009 Recap

May 11, 2009

Over 1000 visitors and representatives from NASA, JPL, Sally Ride Science, the Mars Society, The National Space Society, Lockheed Martin and many other space and astronomy groups joined us last Saturday for the 6th Annual Space Day Celebration.

Kids of all ages launched water and paper rockets, drove model Mars Rovers on a simulated Martian surface, looked at the sun safely through a telescope, previewed a new space documentary film, and many other activities to numerous to mention (Yeah, it was that good). Visitors also helped us test out our new Shuttle Atlantis simulator by landing the shuttle from 15,000 feet and they touched an actual tire taken from the Atlantis shuttle (don’t worry they replaced it and besides, this week is all about Shuttle Atlantis which just lifted off into space!). Kids also had their pictures taken with “Andy the Astronaut.”

Even with all these hands-on activities, visitors took the time to enjoy our million dollar view and lunch on our back patio (we should really think about getting into the food business, oh wait, we are).

 We would like to thank all of our visitors and presenters and we hope to see you all next year in 2010. To tide you over here are a handful of photos taken this year:

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