Posted by Allyson Greene at 4/28/2009 9:00:00 PM
Allyson Greene and Laurie Sullivan, Project Discovery
From the National Air and Space Museum:
Celebrate Space Day at the NationalAir and
10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Meet former astronauts Dr. Dan Barry,Dr. Roger Crouch and Capt. Kenneth Reightler Jr. in a panel discussion followedby questions and answers.
11:45a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
View amultimedia presentation and meet the astronauts of STS-119, the March 2009space shuttle Discovery crew, whowill talk about their experiences on the International Space Station. Aquestion and answer session follows the presentation.
12:45p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Learn howastronauts play music in space. Watch a multimedia presentation by Richard Paulwith interviews and videos of astronauts playing music in space.
11:23or 11:48 a.m. (barring technical issues)
Talk live to anastronaut on the International Space Station, courtesy of Amateur Radio on theInternational Space Station.
AMSAT– The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
Find out aboutradio equipment and more about amateur radio.
11:30a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Listen to astorytime for younger children (ages 3-8)
“The Astronaut’s Handbook” by MeghanMcCarthy
11a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Dream aboutbeing an astronaut? Watch “Apollo to theMoon ,” an excitingmultimedia performance by Kevin Reese in which he shares one young man’s dreamto become an astronaut and the dream to reach for the impossible — the moon.
Check out localrobotics teams’ latest creations and demonstrations of their expertise inbuilding and controlling robots for competition
The NewLunar Rover
Hear Dr. W.Brent Garry, Museum geologist, talk about his experiences as a test driver ofthe next generation of lunar rovers.
LockheedMartin presents the Orion Crew Vehicle
Get a sneakpeek at the much-anticipated successor to the space shuttle, the Orion CrewExploration Vehicle.
WashingtonMetro Area LEGO Users Group
Marvel atdisplays of LEGO creations and enter the “pit” full of bricks where you canmake your own spacecraft.
See home-builtrockets and learn how to build your own flyable model rocket.
Sign a giantposter to be sent into space on a future mission.
LunarSurface and Rock
Learn about themoon’s surface from Priscilla Strain, National Air and
Construct aduct tape wallet to take home and learn how duct tape is used in space.
Design a spacemission patch like astronauts wear and take it home.
“Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 ,” astory of adventure and discovery for ages 4-7, was written by Brian Floca. Thebook will be on sale and can be signed by the author.
This schedule issubject to change. Please ask a visitor services representative at the VisitorsServices Desk for an updated schedule upon arrival.
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