Apollo Space Suit Presentation
with ILC Dover Historian Bill Ayrey
Rehoboth Beach Museum features Bill Ayrey, of ILC Dover, Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Ayrey will discuss the development and manufacturing of the Apollo space suits. In addition during the presentation he will talk about current space suits used on the International Space Station, as well as, projects that include the air bags that cushioned the landing of the Mars rovers.
The movie “Gravity” and the spacewalk to repair the International Space Station have brought a renewed attention to what exploration of space encompasses. Ayrey represents a small Delaware company that is now a world leader in the development of spacesuits. An Apollo suit will be on display during the presentation for the audience to get a chance to observe and handle.
Reservations are required. Admission is $5 for non-members and free to Rehoboth Beach Historical Society members. Please call the museum at 302-227-7310. The Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue next to the Visitor Center. Parking is available and the Museum is handicapped accessible. Museum hours are Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Become a Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum member. Call the Museum or go on line www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.