Landing Party on Saturday November 17, 2012

 You’re invited to a free party welcoming back to Muncie’s National Model Aviation Museum the 1/40-scale test models sent along with NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as it brought the Space Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles.  Also returning to the museum after a loan to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are five NASA research models used to explore ideas of how humans could travel to – and return from – space.

1/40-scale radio-controlled Boeing 747 and Space Shuttle test models on exhibit at the National Model Aviation Museum.
1/40-scale Radio-Controlled test models.
The "Moth" light powered radio-controlled model aircraft.
The “Moth” light powered radio-controlled model aircraft used by NASA for testing.
NASA's "Mothership" and the X-33 drop test model on exhibit at the National Model Aviation Museum.
NASA’s “Mothership” and the X-33 drop test model.

To celebrate these models, the party will involve hands-on games and activities, as well as speakers, story time, snacks and door prizes.  A special thanks to the Muncie Astronomy Club, Rocketeers of Central Indiana, Muncie Public Library, and Toys Forever Models & Hobbies for joining us in these activities.

Join the museum on November 17, 2012 for a party welcoming back NASA's test models.

Important Details:

Cost:  FREE!
Date: November 17, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: National Model Aviation Museum
            5151 East Memorial Drive
            Muncie, IN 47302
Contact information:  (765) 287-1256, ext. 509, or



The schedule will be updated as activities are planned.  Keep watching this blog!
10:00 a.m. – Doors open
Snacks, games make and take rockets and other hands-on activities will be happening all day.
10:30 a.m. – Story time
11:00 a.m. – Door prize raffle
11:00 a.m. – Live Skype presentation by Robert “Hoot” Gibson, space shuttle commander, retired astronaut, and lifetime AMA member.
12:00 p.m. – Door prize raffle
12:00 p.m. – Story time
1:00  p.m.– Door prize raffle
1:30 p.m. – Story time
2:00 p.m. – Door prize raffle
2:00 p.m. – Live Skype presentation by Gary Ash and Jeffrey Moultrie, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center; Jeff is a pilot, and Gary a Flight Engineer for the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
3:00 p.m. – Door prize raffle
3:00 p.m. – Library story time
3:45 p.m. – Door prize raffle

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