Inaugural Parade

NASA's Parade Floats

Orion flight test crew module used for the Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort 1 flight test. Photo Credit: NASA/Tony Landis
NASA's first float in the Inaugural Parade will feature a full-scale model of the Orion spacecraft.
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Model of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. Photo Credit: NASA
A full-scale model of the Mars Curiosity Rover will be on NASA's second float in the parade.
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NASA Participation in Inaugural Activities


    Washington, DC from orbit National Mall from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
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    NASA participated in the inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., with two floats and marchers in the inaugural parade:

    -- Full-size models of the Curiosity Mars rover and Orion, the multi-purpose capsule that will take our astronauts farther into space than ever.

    --Members of the Curiosity team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    --Current and former astronauts: Alvin Drew, Serena Aunon, Kate Rubins, Mike Massimino, Lee Morin and Kjell Lindgren, as well as Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for Education, and John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for Science.

Related Links

  • Inauguration 2013 website

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    Official presidential inauguration website for information on inaugural activities and the National Day of Service.

  • Official Inauguration 2013 app

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    The Inaugural 2013 app is your way to stay in-the-know with events in D.C. and across the country during Inauguration Weekend.