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Opening Saturday, June 15 10:00AM – 5:00PM
New Hands-On Additions to Aerospace Exhibit, Permanent Feature
FREE with Admission

Blast off this summer with Launch Lab! You are the engineer with the Museum’s newest hands-on installations in the Aerospace exhibition. Use common materials in unexpected ways to design and test your own flying creations and explore the principles of flight, gravity and airflow along the way!

Design your own rocket at one of our three activity stations and watch how your design decisions affect how far your rocket can fly! Use an air compressed launcher to prepare for blast off and test which fins and rudders make your rocket fly the furthest.  How do different amounts of pressure affect your rocket’s flight? Compare your creations with a friend and experiment with designs to create an amazing flying machine.

Take your paper airplane to a whole new level! Explore how different folding techniques affect your airplane’s lift and thrust then turbo-charge your paper airplanes with our mechanical launchers and watch as your plane glides with precision and speed.

Explore lift and float in our five specialized wind tubes or design a flying structure to test on our hover tables. Explore a satellite mapping table or climb inside the command module and imagine a safe trip back to Earth!

Other displays in Aerospace showcase a range of real space artifacts from the Apollo era, including astronaut Alan Shepard’s flight chair, a prototype of the Apollo 15 Lunar Lander, a moon rock, the actual Mercury capsule which carried the first US animal into orbit and more!

Opening Saturday, June 15 10:00AM – 5:00PM
New Hands-On Additions to Aerospace Exhibit
FREE with Admission; Permanent Exhibit Features
Learn more at http://lifeandscience.org/visit/events/blast-off