EXPO 2022

Space Expo 2022
August 20, 2022

Experience out of this world fun at the New England Air Museum’s Annual SPACE EXPO!

This in-person special event will feature Veteran NASA Astronaut Tom Jones as well as guests from our region’s aerospace industry, activities for children and families, and much more!

This event is free with museum admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online below. Please note, CT Summer at the Museum promotion does not apply for this event.

Keynote Speaker: Veteran NASA Astronaut Tom Jones

Thomas D. Jones, PhD, is a veteran NASA astronaut, scientist, author, pilot, and speaker. In more than eleven years with NASA, he flew on four shuttle missions and led three spacewalks, spending fifty-three days in space. An Air Force Academy graduate,

Tom piloted B-52D strategic bombers, earned a doctorate in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona, studied asteroids and robotic exploration missions for NASA, and engineered CIA intelligence-gathering systems.

Lectures: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Public Meet and Greets: 10:00-10:45am & 2:00-3:00pm

Special Guests Include:

- Intergalactic Characters from the 501st Legion Connecticut Garrison

- Life After Liftoff with NEAM's Aerospace Engineer Dr. Flush

- Aldrich Astronomical Society Inc.

-Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford

- CATO Rocketry Club

- Collins Aerospace

- Danbury FIRST Robotics Teams

- EAA Chapter 166

- NASA Solar System Ambassador Program

- New England R2D2 Builders Club

-Springfield Museums

-Talcott Mountain Science Center


8am - 9am saturday august 20, 2022

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet one of NASA’s legendary veteran astronauts, Tom Jones. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event. Tickets are $50.00 each and include museum admission.

Tickets for this experience are available below!

All events are subject to change. Please note the CT Summer at the Museum promotion does not apply for this event.

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