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Cradle of Aviation celebrates Apollo 17 mission

Liam Gerba, 4, of Delray Beach, Fla., tries

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) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Liam Gerba, 4, of Delray Beach, Fla., tries
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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