Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock, a NASA Astronaut who has completed missions on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and the Russian Soyuz, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Moon Day.
Moon Day, presented in collaboration with the National Space Society of North Texas and sponsored by Beal Bank, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, located at the southeastern corner of the Dallas Love Field Airport on Lemmon Avenue.
The event honors previous space flight accomplishments while also focusing on current and future activities in space exploration.
This year’s day also celebrates the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo VII mission, which paved the way for the eventual moon landing.
Moon Day includes space-related displays, robotic demonstrations, meteorite samples, and hands-on activities. Guests can monitor satellite transmissions and build and launch a model rocket ($25 fee and pre-registration required).
Moon Day is free to museum members and non-member get in with the cost of normal museum admissions: $10 for adults, $8 for ages 65 and older, $7 for ages 3-17, and free to children younger than 3.