• Yuri’s Night 2017 at the Great Lakes Science Center
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    Yuri’s Night 2017 at the Great Lakes Science Center

    Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight on 12 April 1961 marked a great achievement in human history. Yuri boarded the Vostok 1 spacecraft, and became the first person in space. NASA chose 12 April for the inaugural space shuttle launch 20 year later. The date, 12 April, became known as Yuri’s Night. During Yuri’s Night, celebrations take place

  • Wright Brothers Day 2016
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    Wright Brothers Day 2016

    Wright Brothers Day is December 17th. The holiday was established by Dwight Eisenhower in 1959. The day celebrates the first successful flight in a mechanically propelled aircraft in 1903 by Wilbur and Orville Wright. In Ohio, Wright Brothers Day is an official holiday that is celebrated on 5 October. Flight Trials The flight took place

  • Aviation Books for Christmas 2016
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    Aviation Books for Christmas 2016

    Holiday shopping can be rough, so we’ve rounded up the top books for aviators this year. Whether you are searching for a seasoned pilot, or an avgeek, these are sure to hit the marks. Read on for our top recommendations on aviation books. Aviation Books Yeager: An Autobiography Charles “Chuck” Yeager is one of the

  • Aviation Charities You Can Support this Giving Tuesday 2016
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    Aviation Charities You Can Support this Giving Tuesday 2016

    This year, Giving Tuesday falls on 29 November 2016. Giving Tuesday started in 2012. It is celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The holiday is all about giving back. “As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.” – GivingTuesday.org Below is an outline

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