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Jeannette Owens
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July 31, 2012
 
RELEASE : 12-040
 
 
NASA's Journey to Tomorrow Exhibit Featured at Great New England Air Show
 
 
CLEVELAND - NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio invites visitors at the Great New England Air Show to explore interactive exhibits and participate in science, technology, engineering and math activities in NASA's Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit. This will be the first time NASA exhibits will be on display at the air show located on the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass.

The exhibit engages guests in real world challenges relative to both aeronautics and space exploration. Visitors can explore technology on computer kiosks and hands-on workstations which include NASA Spinoffs where guests can learn about how NASA technology improves our quality of life; a quiz in Sci-Fi vs. Science Fact, where visitors can find out how much they know about space travel and the search for extraterrestrial life; and perform small experiments in a glovebox. Other activities include a solar system scale, where a person can find out how much they would weigh on another planet like Jupiter; and a planetary gravity simulator where guests can learn how gravity changes from planet to planet.

The exhibit is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

Also available will be the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth, where visitors can receive a free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut and free NASA informational material.

The NASA exhibit area will be open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about NASA Glenn Research Center, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glenn


For more information about the Journey To Tomorrow, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/journey_to_tomorrow.html


For more information about the Great New England Air Show, visit:

http://greatnewenglandairshow.com/


 

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