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Space Day 2010

May 12, 2010

This past Saturday (8 May) around 900 people visited the Museum and attended Space Day. Over the course of the day, visitors had a chance to interact with 26 local and national space organizations. Kids learned all about space while putting on moon shoes, touching Moon and Mars meteorites, launching pneumatic rockets, driving Mars rovers, and controlling robots (robots people, ROBOTS!).

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The highlight was astronaut Jim Newman’s (my previous post on Newman) presentation. For around an hour he talked about his four missions into space and then spent over an hour and a half signing autographs (he had to leave at 1:00 pm but he stayed until 2:00 pm because he is that nice). Additionally, he added his signature next to Sally Ride’s and Tracey Caldwell’s on our Space Shuttle cockpit.

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Now it is time to relax and maybe start thinking about Space Day 2011 (maybe).

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