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Dayton Air Show
Dayton International Airport
July 29 - 30, 2006

S-3 airplaneAs home of the Wright Brothers, Dayton, Ohio, is the true birthplace of aviation. Since the early 1900s, when Orville and Wilbur built the first powered plane there, the city has accomplished numerous aviation firsts.

Image right: NASA Glenn's S-3 Viking will make its first public appearance at the Dayton Air Show.

In keeping with its history, every year, Dayton hosts a spectacular air show. This year, the Vectran Dayton Air Show, presented by Kroger, takes place Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30.

NASA will be there with aircraft, exhibits and activities that highlight the agency's achievements in aeronautics and space exploration. NASA's exhibit will feature an F/A-18 Hornet, used primarily as a safety chase and mission support aircraft, and an S-3 Viking. A former Navy aircraft, the S-3 is being modified to support flight research at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

Stop by NASA Glenn's exhibit tent to touch a space shuttle tire, have your photo taken as an astronaut, find out how much you would weigh on other planets, learn about NASA's mission to return to the moon and much more.

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