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Ruth Marlaire
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650.604.4709
ruth.marlaire@nasa.gov
August 24, 2009
 
RELEASE : 09-105AR
 
 
NASA Exploration Exhibit Visits Hillsboro, Ore. Aug. 28 - 30
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – America’s plans for opening the space frontier – including new human exploration of Earth's moon and future voyages into the solar system beyond – are featured in an interactive exhibit now touring Oregon, and scheduled to visit Hillsboro August 28-30.

Hosted by Oregon International Air Show, the NASA Exploration Experience traveling exhibit is intended to give visitors a vivid glimpse into the nation's ambitious future in space.

"We hope the multimedia experience helps people better understand how the country plans to explore the moon and travel beyond in the next decade or so,” said outreach coordinator Keyke Reed from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

During its stay in Hillsboro, the exhibit will be at the International Air Show, where it will be on display Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Aug. 29-30 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The tour will continue at NASA Explorer School, Vernon Elementary School in Portland from September 14-15; and complete the Oregon tour in Ashland at the Science Works Hands-On Museum from September 18-20.

NASA staffers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss some of the thousands of technologies used on Earth as a result of years of space-based research and development by the agency and its partners.

Touring the NASA Exploration Experience exhibit takes approximately 10 minutes. The exhibit is wheelchair-accessible. Exhibit visitors also can see what they would look like on the Moon by having their photo taken in a space suit against a lunar landscape.

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the traveling exhibit for the agency's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C.

Another NASA education program, called "Robots on the Road," a hands-on experience, will support the Exploration Exhibit by demonstrating NASA’s use of robotics in exploration.

NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project, a NASA resource that delivers education programs in all 50 states and US territories, will support the Exploration Experience Exhibit. A pre-service professional development workshop also is planned with Pacific University on September 28th and 29. The point of contact for this workshop is Tony Leavitt at anthony.d.leavitt@nasa.gov.

For more information about the traveling exhibit, visit:

http://exploration.nasa.gov


 

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