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EXPLORE SPACE WITHOUT LEAVING THE GROUND
January 12, 2005
 


Against the backdrop of our nation's Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the International Space Station exhibit 'Space Station Imagination' consists of two 48-foot trailers linked in an L-shape for easy public access. Visitors – some 100,000 each year – enter one end and move through the exhibit in groups of 15 to 20. The exhibit is operated by NASA as part of the Agency's community outreach program, bringing the excitement of human space flight to communities around the United States. 'Space Station Imagination' on Jan. 12 will begin a 21-day stay at StenniSphere, the free visitor center at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.



Among the many 'stops' on a visit to the International Space Station exhibit, 'Space Station Imagination,' an animatronic robot doubling as 'Dr. Emily Richards' explains what it's like to live and work aboard the orbital outpost. 'Space Station Imagination' on Jan. 12 will begin a 21-day stay at StenniSphere, the free visitor center at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.



Astronaut Mark E. Kelly explains how plants are grown in a microgravity environment to young visitors to the International Space Station exhibit, 'Space Station Imagination.' The exhibit travels the country in two trailers, opening its doors to visitors at museums, air shows, state fairs and other special events. Two 48-foot trailers linked in an L-shape form the exhibit. Three video presentations – each about 5 minutes long – entertain and inform viewers with the story of human exploration of space and give a view into living and working in this international orbiting laboratory. The exhibit is operated by NASA Johnson Space Center as part of the Agency's community outreach program. 'Space Station Imagination' on Jan. 12 will begin a 21-day stay at StenniSphere, the free visitor center at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.