Family Day to highlight space station


Fairborn Daily Herald



Submitted photo A view of the International Space Station.


WRIGHT-PATTEROSN AIR FORCE BASE — Commemorate the 17th anniversary of a continuous human presence in space and learn about the greatest engineering feat in modern history – the International Space Station – during Family Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several interactive opportunities for all to enjoy. Visitors will be able to learn about spaceflight, living in space and rocketry through a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities. NASA Solar System Ambassador Tyler Hines will be hosting a demonstration station.

“Storytime” begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the STEM Learning Node in the Presidential Gallery in the fourth building. Preschool and primary-grade children and their families are invited to listen to space-related stories, followed by a hands-on activity.

All activities are free, and no advanced reservations are necessary. For additional information visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/Family-Day or call the Education Division at 937-255-4646.

Some materials for the program are being provided through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. In support of Family Day, the Foundation operated attractions will be offering a discounted rate for the Virtual Reality Simulators spacewalk mission and the 3D movie “Dream Big: Engineering Our World.”

Submitted photo A view of the International Space Station.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/11/web1_091103-F-1234O-001-1.jpgSubmitted photo A view of the International Space Station.

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Story courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Story courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.