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Liam Gerba, 4, of Delray Beach, Fla., tries (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Liam Gerba, 4, of Delray Beach, Fla., tries on a NASA astronaut helmet at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Cradle of Aviation celebrates Apollo 17 mission

The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City celebrates the 40th anniversary of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, educating families on NASA's plans for the future.

On the left, Fox Stevenson, 15, of Rocky
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

On the left, Fox Stevenson, 15, of Rocky Point, and his cousin Ryan Sheridan, 15, of Lynchburg, Va., explored the cockpit of a Grumman A-6 Intruder at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Matthew Chen, 8, of Stony Brook, practices landing
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Matthew Chen, 8, of Stony Brook, practices landing a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, flown between 1922-1962, using a flight simulator at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Emily Levin, 7, of Burbank, Fla., used colored
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Emily Levin, 7, of Burbank, Fla., used colored markers to connect the dots to create an astronaut on paper next to her mother Lara Ausubel, 45, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

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Liam Gerba, 4, of Delray Beach, Fla., tries
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Liam Gerba, 4, of Delray Beach, Fla., tries on a NASA astronaut helmet at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Caroline Keefe, 4, of Manhasset, pretends to fly
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Caroline Keefe, 4, of Manhasset, pretends to fly a wooden plane at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

Nicholas O'Leary, 8, of East Meadow, and his
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Nicholas O'Leary, 8, of East Meadow, and his brother Matthew O'Leary, 3, pretend to fly a 1909 Curtiss control system at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City during a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission. (Dec. 28, 2012)

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