Celebrate the Red Planet at MARS DAY – July 16, 2010

MARS DAY! is an annual National Air and Space Museum event that celebrates the Red Planet with educational and fun family activities. Visitors can take part in a variety of activities, talk to scientists active in Mars research, and learn about current and future missions.

Visitors can see a real meteorite that came from Mars and learn about the latest missions and discoveries. A full-scale model of the Mars Exploration Rovers that are currently exploring the surface of Mars will be on display, and visitors can see the surface of the Red Planet in 3-D.

MARS DAY! 2010 will take place on Friday, July 16, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit http://www.nasm.si.edu/marsday/

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