Michele Johnson
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Sept. 26, 2011
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Featured in Unique Maze
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to visit Space Farm 7, a unique corn maze commemorating 50 years of human spaceflight by NASA and the Dell'Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, Calif., at 12 p.m. PDT on Oct. 1, 2011.

Dell'Osso Family Farm is one of a series of seven farms from across the nation that will highlight this year’s theme of humans in space. The maze in Lathrop will feature NASA’s Kepler mission.

Kepler is the first NASA mission capable of finding Earth-size planets in or near the "habitable zone," the region in a planetary system where liquid water can exist on the surface of the orbiting planet. The Kepler mission is managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

At the Dell'Osso Family Farm event, a 20-acre maze will showcase the discoveries and images of the Kepler mission. By opening day, the maze is expected to grow to approximately ten-feet-tall. The Kepler maze will be open daily until Oct. 31, 2011.

In addition to the maze, opening day activities will include representatives from NASA speaking about space exploration, and remarks by Deborah Feng, acting deputy center director of NASA Ames. The event also has numerous other activities, including an aerial ropes course, zip lines, train rides and more. The Dell’Osso Family Farm is located at 501 Manthey Road in Lathrop, Calif., near Tracy, about 72 miles east of Mountain View, Calif. Reporters interested in attending the Space Farm 7 corn maze events should contact Michele Johnson at or 650-604-4789.

The Space Farm 7 maze project enables generations to enjoy NASA’s numerous contributions to space exploration in a distinct setting, combining the thrill of space with a search for a way out of the maze. With cross-agency participation from six NASA field centers, an estimated one million people are expected to visit the corn mazes.

For more information about NASA’s Kepler mission, visit:

For more information about Space Farm 7 and Dell'Osso Farms, visit:




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