Festivals & Events

Space Days 2009

When: Aug. 3-8 2009

The event features programs and exhibits dedicated to space travel including retired NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, John Herrington and NASA education specialist Tony Leavitt. Hear from guest speakers, participate in model rocket demonstrations and visit with retired Idaho “Educator Astronaut" Barbara Morgan. At 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, Ray Amaya of KIDO leads model rocket demonstrations. On Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m., Dave Marquart conducts a Orbitron class to study the skies using free satellite tracking computer software. Later that evening, retired NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence discusses her space missions at a lecture at the Boise State Special Events Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the sensation of weightlessness with Mallory Yates of the Boise State Microgravity Team as she discusses her experiences in NASA's parabolic flight simulator at 3:30 p.m. at the DCI and Barbara Morgan will greet the public to sign posters at 4:30 p.m.

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