The New England Air Museum will welcome former Space Shuttle Astronaut Jerry Ross on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the museum in Windsor Locks for their annual Space Expo.

Ross was one of NASA’s most experienced astronauts, serving on seven shuttle missions from 1985 – 2002.  He conducted a number of space walks during the construction of the International Space Station. Ross will give presentations on his experiences at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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In addition to Ross’ presentation, the museum will have over 15 New England exhibitors including UTC Aerospace Systems, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Aldrich Astronomical Society, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, the CATO Rocketry Club, Arunah Hill Natural Science Center and Women @ NASA. Many of the activities will be hands-on for kids, including a space suit demonstration, touching a 70 pound meteorite, and meeting Apollo 13 mission engineers who helped save the crew.  Free copies of the book I AM A SPACE SHUTTLE, I LOVE TO FLY! will be given to the first 500 children to visit the Museum on the day of the event.

The Space Expo will run from 10 AM to 4:00 PM. and a food vendor will be on site throughout the day.  The New England Air Museum is located by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.  For further information call the Museum at (860) 623-3305 or visit Admission is $12.00 for adults, $11 for seniors and $6.50 for children aged 4-12 (3 and under free). This event is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium and UTC Aerospace Systems.

The New England Air Museum is open 10am-5pm Monday through Sunday and is located in Windsor Locks, adjacent to Bradley International Airport. 

The New England Air Museum is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a private, non-profit educational institution organized in 1959. Located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, the Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England.

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