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Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office
September 13, 2006
RELEASE : 06-051
NASA Ends Summer With Exhibit at Oneida Air Show
NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, returns to Oriskany, N.Y. to lead NASA's presence at the Oneida County Regional Air Show on September 16 and 17.

The theme of NASA's exhibit is "Exploration" and features a 30-foot tall inflatable space shuttle. As NASA works to expand Earth's boundaries in the second century of flight, the space shuttle enables humans today to build the world's largest orbiting laboratory, paving the way back to the moon, on to Mars and farther into the solar system.

A variety of attractions include a moon rock, a space shuttle tire that was flown in space and the air-conditioned AeroSpace Environmental Traveling Bus. Also on hand periodically throughout the weekend will be NASA Glenn's goodwill ambassador, Eva, the larger than life inflatable astronaut, who will interact with visitors to the NASA exhibit.

Highlighting NASA's exhibit will be the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth where visitors can have their free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut. Additionally, interactive kiosks include the Exploration Kiosk, the Astronaut Lounge Kiosk and Brain Bytes, where visitors can learn a multitude of facts about space travel, astronauts and our solar system.

On September 14 and 15, John F. Weiss of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD will conduct interactive educational activities in the exhibit hangar to which over 700 local students have been invited. By participating in the educational event, each student will be given a complimentary ticket to attend the air show during the weekend.

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