Space celebration set to be held at National Museum USAF today

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Today the National Museum of the United States Air Force is set to kick off its Space Celebration.

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The celebration will be from July 29 through August 7 at the museum.

Entree for the event is free and is expected to provide entertainment for the whole family, including the opportunity to build and launch a model rocket.

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Highlights of the Space Celebration include:

  • Appearances by fictional space characters from 501st Legion (July 30, Aug. 6)
  • Special Presentations on the Titan IVB by Col. Elena Oberg (USAF Retired) (Aug. 1)
  • Open Aircraft (Aug. 2 and 3)
  • Stargaze Bounce House (Aug. 5, 6, and 7)
  • Evening Star Gazing with the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (Aug. 6)
  • Rocket Day – Build and launch rockets with the Wright Stuff Rocketeers (Aug. 6)
  • Displays of rarely seen artifacts (Aug. 6)
  • Lunar Rover Vehicle display from the Armstrong Air & Space Museum (Aug. 6 and 7)
  • Space Lego® display from Cincy LUG and Build Your Own tables (daily)
  • Plus: Balloon Twisters, Space Ice Cream, Space Trivia, and more