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Thanksgiving Family Friday: Air & Space

November 23, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 25, 2018 12:00 am

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Air & Space
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018 • Museum Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Ohio History Center, I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111), Columbus

Bring your out-of-town guests to enjoy special air & space themed programming! We’ll have fun activities all three days of the weekend (Nov. 23-25) including videos of NASA launches, a special air & space scavenger hunt, hands-on activities and much more! Timed programs are listed below. New programs may be added closer to the event; check back here for more information!

Fri., Nov. 23, 2018 • Museum Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Smithsonian Channel Documentary: I Was a Jet Set Stewardess • 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.
This documentary takes us back to the golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, the documentary details the evolution of the “air hostess,” how they became icons for a generation and why the jet set era opened up new career opportunities.

Build Your Own (Model) Parachute • 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Learn about supersonic parachutes and how they are used by NASA. Then explore different parachute designs and make a model of your own to test!

Ohio: Gateway to Space – Brought to You by the NASA Glenn Research Center • Noon & 2 p.m.
From the Wright brothers in their Dayton bicycle shop to the 25 astronauts who hail from the Buckeye State, Ohio has always been at the forefront of innovation and exploration in aviation and spaceflight. Come listen to engineers from the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland talk about these Ohio astronauts, what it’s like for them to live and work in space, and the important roles Ohio has played in developing the technology to get them there. You’ll also hear about some of the cutting-edge projects NASA is working on today, including the new Orion spacecraft and the planned Gateway space station. This talk is fun for all ages!

Sat., Nov. 24, 2018 • Museum Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Smithsonian Channel Documentary: I Was a Jet Set Stewardess • 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.
This documentary takes us back to the golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, the documentary details the evolution of the “air hostess,” how they became icons for a generation and why the jet set era opened up new career opportunities.

Build Your Own (Model) Parachute • 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Learn about supersonic parachutes and how they are used by NASA. Then explore different parachute designs and make a model of your own to test!

Echoes in Time Theatre
Abandoned for 100 Years: The Train to Nowhere • 1 & 3 p.m.
One hundred years ago, the automobile was still in its infancy and many cities were facing population explosions. How would citizens get around? Many cities, Cincinnati included, began to construct subways. The work was never completed and the Cincinnati tunnels now sit abandoned. Join a citizen of the Queen City as he talks about this unfinished work.

Judith Resnik and the Challenger Space Shuttle • 2-2:30 p.m.
Join us as we learn about the second woman in space, and one of many astronauts who have hailed from Ohio, Judith Resnik. We will discuss the events that led her to be a part of the Challenger team and explore the tragedy that took place on January 28, 1986.

Sun., Nov. 25, 2018 • Museum Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rockets! with Armstrong Air & Space Museum • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as they construct a heavy lift rocket. You will be challenged to design a rocket balloon to carry a paperclip payload to the destination. Learn about rocket propulsion, living on another planet and rocketry design as you complete your challenge!

The Smithsonian Channel Documentary: I Was a Jet Set Stewardess • 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.
This documentary takes us back to the golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, the documentary details the evolution of the “air hostess,” how they became icons for a generation and why the jet set era opened up new career opportunities.

Build Your Own (Model) Parachute • 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Learn about supersonic parachutes and how they are used by NASA. Then explore different parachute designs and make a model of your own to test!

Staff Pick: USS Shenandoah • Noon-12:30 p.m.
In September 1925, the United States Navy rigid airship USS Shenandoah broke up over eastern Ohio during a storm. Join a museum staff member to learn more about the Shenandoah and this tragic disaster, and to see objects collected from the crash on display.

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Date:
November 23, 2018 10:00 am
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, 43211 United States
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