New England Air Museum
Space Expo

Discover New England's Aerospace Industry and today's partnerships in space exploration.

Exhibitors from across New England will participate in the event and will include:

  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Kennedy-Schelkuboff Professor of Astronomy Darby Dyar
  • the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • the Aldrich Astronomical Society
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
  • the CATO Rocketry Club
  • NASA
  • One Giant Leap

Most of the activities will be hands on and will include:

  • Meet R2D2
  • Pilot a space craft simulator
  • Touch a 70 pound meteorite
  • Learn about the atmosphere and geology of Mars from a NASA scientist
  • Design and build a rocket
  • Hear the true story of Apollo 13
  • Try a Segway
NASA Astronaut Dan Burbank
You will also be able to meet NASA Astronaut Daniel Burbank. Dan will be making two presentations - at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. He grew up in Tolland, CT, joined the Coast Guard Academy and has spent over six months at the International Space Station over the course of several NASA missions.
If you have a group of 10 or more you can register via an online form here.
Download a flyer here.

The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is being co-sponsored by:


For the convenience of visitors, a food vendor will be on site all day.