SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Air & Space Museum's Space Day celebration is set to launch on Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will include hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, and activities with local and national space experts.
Invited presenters include NASA, SDAA (San Diego Astronomy Association), DSN (Deep Space Network), JPL, the Mars Society, SETI, UCSD EarthKAM, SDSS (San Diego Space Society), and the Planetary Society.
Activities will include: Touch a Real Space Shuttle Tire, Flown in Space; Drive a Mars Rover; Build & Fly a Paper Rocket; Talk to Space Experts; Space Exploration Presentations; Design Your Own Space Patch; Look Through a Telescope; Launch a Bottle Rocket; Coloring; Free Posters; Giveaways; and Fun for all Ages.
Space Day is free with admission to the Museum. The Museum will also offer a free screening of the new space documentary Orphans of Apollo, followed by a Q&A session with the director, Michael Potter. (For more information on the documentary click here.)
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 click here.