Jeannette Owens
Media Relations Office

May 25, 2012
RELEASE : 12-023
NASA's Journey to Tomorrow Exhibit Featured at West Virginia Summer Reading Event
CLEVELAND - The excitement of exploration is coming to the Kanawha County Public Library "Reading is a Blast" kickoff events in Charleston, W.Va. The public is invited to visit NASA Glenn Research Center's Journey To Tomorrow traveling exhibit. The 53-foot trailer is air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and packed with hands-on educational activities and digital learning stations.

The kickoff ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive and Saturday June 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charleston Town Center Mall, 3000 Charleston Town Center.

The Journey to Tomorrow exhibit includes a solar system scale, where visitors can find out how much they would weigh during a rocket launch, in space or on another planet; a simulator, in which a person can take the controls of a lunar landing craft; and a "Dynamic Planet," where a person can designate a rotating sphere to be Earth, Mars, or any planet, control its speed and see interesting facts about the selected planet with a simple touch of a finger.

Visitors also will have a chance to view various 3D models including the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System and a real moon rock.

Also available will be the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth, where visitors can receive a free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut and free NASA educational material.

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