Visitors to the National Museum of the United States Air Force had the opportunity Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the International Space Station.
Designed for all ages, the museum's exhibit featured hands-on opportunities ranging from life in space to rocketry to spaceflight. One exhibit allowed visitors to build a miniature-sized space station from recycling materials, while another gave children the opportunity to listen to stories about space travels while sitting under the wings of airplanes inside the Early Years Gallery.
Originally deployed in 1998, the space station has been continuously occupied for the last 13 years and has been visited by more than 200 astronauts.
Mickey Shuey is a senior at the University of Dayton studying journalism.