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ILS at Space Day - 2013

On 4 May 2013, International Launch Services (ILS) exhibited during Space Day at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. During the event, guests of all ages visited various displays and workshops to learn more about space exploration. 

The theme for this year’s event was Living and Exploring in Space. The day featured special activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Skylab and the 30th anniversary of the flights of Guy Bluford Jr., the first African American in space, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Visitors also met former astronauts, saw spaceflight presentations and displays.

Positioned at the front of the Museum, the ILS team was able to greet thousands of incoming visitors. A video loop of ILS Proton launches played at the table, which was adorned with rockets, posters, stickers, patches, and pins for guests to take with them. Also included in the giveaways were STEM activity workbooks highlighting math skills, Russian language, and aerospace terminology. As the guests partook in the day, the ILS team was able to answer questions about the space industry, rocket technology and the history of ILS.

ILS wants to thank the Smithsonian for allowing us to be a part of the day. ILS also wants to thank the team members who were able to represent ILS during the event: (Program Integrator Judy Opp, Program Development Director Dante Paragas, Senior Interpreter/ Translator Kirill Savinski, Director of Contracts & Risk Management Carl Holub, and Marketing Communications Specialist Elan Keene)

Space Day, an annual event sponsored by Lockheed Martin, is designed to highlight scientific innovations and encourage students to consider careers in space exploration as they study math, science, engineering and technology.

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