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The New England Air Museum, Cocktails with Astronaut

August 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us Friday evening August 20 for a special evening event to support the New England Air Museum. NASA astronaut Susan Kilrain will be at the museum for an intimate social gathering and sneak preview of her Space Expo presentation. A limited number of tickets are available for this event, so if you would like to meet Susan and talk to her about her experiences, reserve now. Tickets are $100 ($90.00 for NEAM members).

Susan Kilrain is a veteran of two space flights and one of only three women to ever pilot the Space Shuttle. A graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School, she has over 3,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft including the F-14 Tomcat. She holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She retired from NASA in 2002 and the U.S. Navy in 2005.

You can register HERE. This is an adult event.

And for kids and their families we are once again offering Breakfast with an Astronaut, on Saturday August 21 at 8:15 a.m. A great way to introduce your kids to a truly exciting career choice! Families looking to bring children to meet our astronaut can still register for Breakfast with and Astronaut on August 21 by clicking here. HERE.

Tickets are non-refundable and advanced registration is required. Deadline is August 13, 2021, or until we are sold out. Please contact Ron Katz, Director of Advancement and External Relations, by phone at 860-623-3305 X317 for ticket availability.

SPACE EXPO

The New England Air Museum’s annual celebration of all things aerospace is back! Join us on Saturday August 21, 2021 for our annual family friend celebration of spaceflight. Meet keynote speaker and former NASA astronaut Susan Kilrain, snap a selfie with life sized droids and intergalactic characters, participate in our new Cosmic Kids Challenge, and more! All events and activities included with general admission. For details Visit our website

Space Expo 2021 Keynote Speaker:
Former NASA Astronaut Susan Kilrain

Meet former NASA Astronaut Susan Kilrain at this year’s SPACE EXPO! Susan Kilrain (Commander, USN, Ret.) is a veteran of two space flights and one of only three women to ever pilot the Space Shuttle. A graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School, she has over 3,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft including the F-14 Tomcat. She holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She retired from NASA in 2002 and the U.S. Navy in 2005.

SPACE EXPO 2021 Featured Activities:

  • Meet life-size droids and intergalactic characters
  • See live animals and learn about animal space flight
  • Participate in our NEW Cosmic Kids Challenge! Visit all four Cosmic Kids Challenge activity stations and earn a prize from our gift shop. Activities include:
    • Space Helmet Selfie
    • Satellite Stackers
    • Lunar Landscape Painting
    • Mars Mission Patch

Click HERE to download a full event schedule.

Details

Date:
August 20, 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
https://www.neam.org/shell.php?page=programs_2021_space_expo

Venue

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Phone:
(860) 623-3305
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