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The New England Air Museum, Space Expo

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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This in-person special event will feature guests from our region’s aerospace industry, activities for children and families, and much more!

Keynote Speaker: Donya Douglas-Bradshaw

Donya Douglas-Bradshaw currently serves as the Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management for Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD).  As one of NASA’s largest engineering organizations, ETD provides high performance and cost-effective solutions to the most challenging problems on flight missions ranging from suborbital projects, including balloons, sounding rockets, and airplanes, to interplanetary probes and flagship observatories.

Since joining NASA in 1991 as a thermal engineer, she has worked at multiple Centers including, GSFC, Wallops Flight Facility, and NASA Headquarters in various roles including: project manager; principal investigator; systems engineer; and technical line manager.

Prior to her current position, she served as the Project Manager for the Lucy mission—the first mission to the Jupiter trojan asteroids—that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on October 16, 2021.

Lectures: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Public Meet and Greets: 10:00-10:45am & 2:00-3:00pm

In addition to Donya Douglas-Bradshaw’s appearance, SPACE EXPO 2023 features opportunities for visitors to meet life-size intergalactic characters from the 501st Legion Connecticut Garrison. Families are also invited to participate in our Cosmic Kids Challenge, climb aboard historic aircraft, learn about life in space, and more!

Other special guests for SPACE EXPO 2023 include the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford, CATO Rocketry Club, Connecticut Science Center, Danbury FIRST Robotics Teams, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 166, NASA Solar System Ambassador Program, and the Talcott Mountain Science Center.


– Intergalactic Characters & Droids from the 501st Legion Connecticut Garrison

– Life After Liftoff with NEAM’s Aerospace Engineer Dr. Flush

– Aldrich Astronomical Society Inc.

-Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford

– CATO Rocketry Club

– Connecticut Science Center

– Danbury FIRST Robotics Teams

– EAA Chapter 166

– NASA Solar System Ambassador Program

-Talcott Mountain Science Center

This event is free with museum admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online below. Please note, promotions do not apply for this event.



April 15
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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