Landing Party a success!

A great time was had by all!

The Landing Party, held on November 17, 2012 to welcome back to the museum the 1/40-scale test models of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Space Shuttle from their trip to Los Angeles aboard NASA’s full-scale Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was a great success.  The party also celebrated the return of NASA research models, Mothership, X-33, and Moth, from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

The 1/40-scale test models of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Space Shuttle, the Mothership, X-33 Drop Test Model, Moth Test Model were welcomed back to the museum in this re-designed exhibit space, which also includes the newly-arrived Spacewedge and X-38.
The newly re-designed exhibit space for NASA models.

Visitors were able to look through a telescope with a special filter to see the sun, make and launch a model rocket, hear Robert “Hoot” Gibson and Gary Ash speak via Skype, read stories about space, as well as tour the museum and enjoy cupcakes and snacks.

Visitors listen to a Skype presentation by Retired Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson.
Visitors listen to a Skype presentation by Retired Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson.
There were some great snacks available during the event.
There were some great snacks available during the event.

Many thanks to everyone who came out, as well as to our partners, the Muncie Astronomy Club, Rocketeers of Central Indiana, Toys Forever Models and Hobbies and Muncie Public Library.

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