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Janet Anderson
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
janet.l.anderson@nasa.gov

Rachel Prucey
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-0643
Rachel.L.Prucey@nasa.gov

April 7, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 08_26AR
 
 
'NASA Exploration Experience' Traveling Exhibit to Visit Utah
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- America’s plans for opening the space frontier – including human exploration of Earth’s moon and future voyages into the solar system and beyond – are featured in an interactive exhibit at Davis High School, Kaysville, Utah, April 15-18, 2008.

Hosted by the Utah Space Week, the NASA Exploration Experience traveling exhibit gives visitors “a vivid glimpse into the nation’s ambitious future in space,” said Shannon Ridinger, NASA's outreach coordinator for the event. “We hope the multimedia experience helps people better understand how the country plans to explore the moon and journey beyond in the next decade or so.”

The free exhibit will be on display in the Davis High School parking lot and open to the public 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MDT, April 15-17, and will be available for school groups tours 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT, April 15-18. The exhibit simulates a breathtaking visit to the moon.

“Interactive control panels and activity stations; immersive 3D imagery; and audio effects will plunge visitors into a not-too-distant future on the moon,” said Ridinger. “They’ll discover what it will be like to live and work on the surfaces of other worlds – and how it will benefit life back home on Earth.”

NASA personnel will be available to answer questions and discuss the thousands of technologies used on Earth as a result of years of space-based research and development by the agency and its partners. Exhibit visitors will learn how quality of life improves as America’s space exploration activities refine existing technologies and develop new breakthroughs in areas such as power generation, computer technologies, communications, networking and robotics. Visitors also will learn how other advanced technologies are increasing the safety and reliability of space transportation systems, while also reducing costs.

Touring the NASA Exploration Experience exhibit takes approximately 10 minutes. The exhibit is wheelchair-accessible.

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the traveling exhibit for the agency’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, Washington. NASA's Ames, supports education activities in 11 Western states, including Utah.

WHAT: Free NASA Exploration Experience traveling exhibit.

WHEN: April 15-18, 2008:
- 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MDT, April 15-17: Open to the public.
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT, April 15-18: Touring school groups.

WHERE: The parking lot of Davis High School, 325 S. Main St., Kaysville, Utah.

For more information, visit:

http://exploration.nasa.gov
 

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