CT Aerospace Activities/Events

Goals

The goal is to find activities and events related to aerospace in Connecticut in the spring and summer of 2020.

Early Findings

  • The first KH-9 Hexagon spy satellite, built in Connecticut, was launched in 1971 and helped gather intelligence during the Cold War.
  • The Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk, build in Connecticut, took it's first flight in 1974.
  • The Hubble Telescope Optics Lens for the space telescope was built in Danbury in 1981.
  • Spartan Aerospace is located in Manchester, CT and builds aircraft parts.
  • Jonal Laboratories is located in Meridian, CT and builds rubber and metal parts for the aviation and aerospace industries.
  • Connecticut Coining is located in Bethel, CT and creates deep-drawn metal parts for the aerospace industry.
  • The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, CT and has exhibits on current and historical aviation ventures, as well as aerospace.
  • The New England Air Museum is hosting a Space Expo on April 4, 2020. The event features famed scientists, aerospace artifacts and crafts, and flight simulators.
  • The Connecticut Air and Space Center is located in Stratford, CT and has many displays of aerospace crafts, aircrafts, and vehicles.
  • We did not find any events or activities related to aerospace, besides the one listed above, in the spring or summer 2020 in Connecticut.

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