The value of space exploration is a difficult concept to appreciate much less understand. Space exploration has only been around a half century so its historic benefits and impact are hard to predict. The best way to appreciate the impact of space exploration is to hold it up next to other parallel historic examples.
Marshall's Public Affairs Office and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® have developed an immersive multi-disciplinary exhibit that permits visitors of all ages and physical abilities to "travel" through historic examples of successful exploration AND history's dead ends. Visitors make choices as they travel forward in time from Early Egypt to future Mars colonies and moon research stations. Along the journey are hands-on demonstrations, multimedia interactives, models, videos and artifacts. Supplementary models and exhibits are available for the exterior of the exhibit. Including adequate space to walk around it, we suggest a contiguous area of approximately 80'x50'. Set-up, teardown and staffing training assistance is available from NASA and the USSRC.
The exhibit is available to organizations interested in partnering with NASA and its visitor center, the U. S. Space and Rocket Center, to sponsor the exhibit and its associated education and outreach programs in their museum and community. The exhibit supports national curriculum standards in geography, science, technology and history. Subject to availability.