NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Oct. 31, 2007
NASA Interactive Space Exploration Exhibit to Tour Nevada
America’s plans to open the space frontier, including new human exploration of Earth's moon and future voyages to Mars and beyond, are featured in an interactive exhibit scheduled to tour Nevada during November.
NASA's "Vision for Space Exploration Experience" traveling exhibit gives visitors a vivid glimpse into the nation's ambitious future in space.
"The multimedia experience demonstrates how space exploration fosters inspiration, innovation and discovery, creating a better future for all of us," said Keyke Reed, outreach coordinator from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The two-stop Nevada tour begins on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, where the exhibit will be on display at Robert Taylor Elementary School located in Henderson, Nev. Robert Taylor students will get a first-hand glimpse at future possibilities in space exploration. The public is invited to tour the exhibit the next day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. PST. The tour continues at the Aviation Nation 2007 air show at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas on Nov. 10-11, 2007. The exhibit will be located at the 'Kid Zone' at the air show.
"The exhibit simulates a grand, soaring journey across the solar system, with breathtaking stops on the moon and Mars," Reed explained.
"Interactive, simulated holographic control panels; immersive 3D imagery; and audio effects will plunge visitors into a not-too-distant future, where they'll discover what it might be like to live and work on the surfaces of other worlds, and fly through space to study the outer planets and their moons," Reed added.
NASA staffers will be at each tour stop to answer questions and discuss some of the thousands of technologies used on Earth as a result of years of space-based research and development by the agency and its partners.
"Exhibit visitors can learn how quality of life will change as America continues to refine existing technologies and develop new breakthroughs in power, computer technologies, communications, networking and robotics," Reed observed.
Visitors also will see how other advanced technologies will increase safety and reliability of space transportation systems, while also reducing costs.
Touring the exhibit takes approximately 10 minutes. The exhibit is free and is wheelchair-accessible.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center manages the traveling exhibit for the agency's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in Washington.
For more information about NASA’s exploration plans, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration
For more information about NASA’s programs and missions visit: http://www.nasa.gov
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