Experience LaunchFest

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What’s it like to be a part of the NASA family? LaunchFest will show you how much fun it really is.

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Discover Maryland’s world-renowned NASA facilities at the Goddard Space Flight Center!

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Celebrate LaunchFest

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Join the community celebration of NASA’s unprecedented year with 15 major science launches, eight managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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    Goddard's LaunchFest a Great Success

    A scene from the STEREO exhibit A scene from the "Walk on the Sun" exhibit about the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Thousands converged on Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. this past Saturday to celebrate LaunchFest. The predicted rain held off, encouraging approximately 13,000 people to visit the Center.

    Beyond food, music, and entertainment on the Mall, the day was filled with exhibits and demonstrations from Goddard’s many current and future missions. Kids of all ages were filled with wonder at the dozens of interactive activities that filled the many buildings open to the public.

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    On September 13, 2008 NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center opened its gates to the public for a FREE open house.

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