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The New England Air Museum, Space Expo

August 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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

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August 21, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


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