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NASA Armstrong Exhibits to be Part of 2014 Lancaster Poppy Festival
April 22, 2014

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It's poppy season in the Antelope Valley, and the City of Lancaster will once again host its annual California Poppy Festival at Lancaster City Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 – 27, 2014. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center returns to the festival this year, with its exhibit focusing on aeronautics and Earth science research in the festival's Aerospace area. 

NASA Armstrong exhibits this year include demonstrations of a high-altitude pilot's pressure suit similar to those worn by NASA astronauts and a related demonstration that portrays what could happen to a pilot who does not wear a pressure suit when flying at high altitudes. The exhibit will also include the ever-popular photo booth, models of NASA aircraft and future aircraft design concept and information about a variety of NASA research projects and programs. Visitors will also be able to obtain autographed photos of several NASA research pilots who will be present at various times during the two-day event.  

The California Poppy Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at the park, located at 43011 10th Street West between Avenues K-8 and K-14. For more information on the 2014 Lancaster Poppy Festival, visit: http://www.poppyfestival.com/

NASA photos by Alan Brown

Fields and hillsides at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve state park west of Lancaster, Calif., reflect brilliant hues of orange and green as the above photo taken April 19 attests. The reserve and nearby locations are experiencing one of the best blooms of California poppies in recent years.
Fields and hillsides at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve state park west of Lancaster, Calif., reflect brilliant hues of orange and green as the above photo taken April 19 attests. The reserve and nearby locations are experiencing one of the best blooms of California poppies in recent years.
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Beautiful but brief – The California poppies that grace the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and other fields west of Lancaster, Calif., show off their orange brilliance for only a few short weeks in springtime.
Beautiful but brief – The California poppies that grace the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and other fields west of Lancaster, Calif., show off their orange brilliance for only a few short weeks in springtime.
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