Can Holiday: Space Day – May 3


Space Day was started by the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997 to motivate the youth in math and science. Today this continues as a yearly event.

How to Celebrate

You can celebrate this day by studying or thinking about space. You can watch a plethora of space-related movies or TV shows. However, if you are in the Washington, D.C. area on May 4th this year, you may want to the National Air and Space Museum for a special event sponsored by Lockheed Martin. According to, “The theme for this year’s event is Living and Exploring in Space. The day will feature special activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Skylab and the 30th anniversary of the flights of Guy Bluford, Jr., the first African American in space, and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.”

The Can

1981 Pepsi Space Shuttle Can

1981 Pepsi Space Shuttle Can

To celebrate this day, we selected the 1981 Pepsi Cola Can with the Space Shuttle on it. The can has the words, “Pepsi salutes the 1st NASA Space Shuttle Landing, Edwards A. F. B. CA. Spring 1981.”

Happy Space Day (5/3)!

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