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Air Force Museum To Host Space Fest In Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Three people who have been in space themselves will highlight the May 16-17 Space Fest at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton in southwest Ohio.

Former space shuttle pilot and retired Air Force Col. Gregory Johnson will introduce a special showing of the hit movie “Gravity” in 3D the evening of the 16th. Johnson will also answer questions afterward.

International Space Station astronaut and Army Col. Douglas Wheelock and former astronaut Donald Thomas, a veteran of four space missions, will be signing autographs May 17 at the museum’s new space shuttle exhibit. They also will give separate talks in a museum auditorium.

Other movies at reduced rates, space trivia contests, and a variety of interactive space-themed attractions will be available.

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