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Space Exhibit Set to Descend on Mall

August 24, 1996|JOHN POPE

Project Space, a traveling exhibition billed as the largest display of NASA technology outside of the Smithsonian Museum, will be on display at the Westminster Mall Monday through Sept. 2.

The exhibit includes spacesuits from Apollo and Space Shuttle missions, communication and surveillance satellites and photos.

Models of the Titan V and Saturn rockets, lunar modules, a space station and the Hubble Telescope also will be on display.

Astronaut Richard Gordon Jr., command module pilot for the Apollo 12 flight who has logged more than 315 hours in space during two missions, will be at the mall Aug. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. to speak and sign autographs.

Children ages 3 to 12 can participate in the "Build Your Own Space Project" competition. Participants may construct replicas of anything from the space program, as long as it is built with at least 75% recycled or recyclable materials and not bigger than 2 feet by 2 feet.

Entries may be submitted between Friday and Aug. 30, and will be judged by Gordon onAug. 31.

Westminster Mall is at Golden West Street and the San Diego Freeway.

Information: (714) 898-2550.

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