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learning to fly

Tomorrow after school I'm taking my kids over to the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

We've been there numerous times. Because my father is on the board and took part in the planning process, we have been able to see the museum build up from just a hollow structure to what it is now. We watched as the workers carefully restored pieces of old airplanes, fighter jets and lunar modules. The museum opened last year and Long Island is lucky to have such a place of culture and history in its midst.

This time we'll pay special attention to the space travel exhibit. We'll look at the Rockwell Command Module 002, the Grumman Lunar Module LM-13 and the Grumman Lunar Module Simulator, "one of the few key pieces remaining from the Apollo program."

Of course, we'll take the Ride to Mars and the we'll head to the IMAX theater where we will Travel 220 miles above the Earth to ride with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

I want my kids to have a connection to what happened this weekend, so they understand the importance of what those seven crew members were doing. I want them to know not only the history of space exploration, but the future of it as well.

If you live in the New York/Long Island area, it would be well worth your time take a ride over to the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

(this has not been a paid announcement, no matter how much it sounds like it)

Comments

If you're ever in Hutchinson, Kansas . . . ask yourself what evil deed you did to deserve such a fate! HA! No, seriously, the cosmosphere is a must-see. Sounds much smaller than where you're going, but worth a look nonetheless.

"I want my kids to have a connection to what happened this weekend, so they understand the importance of what those seven crew members were doing. I want them to know not only the history of space exploration, but the future of it as well."

You're such a good mom, Michele... far too many parents I've seen leave their children's instruction in ideals and aspirations to the public school system, and as a result they're amazed to find their children have none.

And the twits from the post above this one want to question your sanity... :P