CLEVELAND - NASA's Glenn Research Center Educational Programs Office will be on hand to take part in East Cleveland Public Library's kick off of its summer reading program and celebration of 100 years of service.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 1 at the East Cleveland Public Library, located at 14101 Euclid Avenue. NASA activities are from noon to 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Media representatives are welcome to attend.
NASA Glenn will feature space-related interactive exhibits and activities to engage both children and adults. Family activities include creating an edible Curiosity Mars Rover; landing Curiosity on Mars using NASA and Microsoft's free Kinect interactive Xbox video game and body motion; making a hand-held Hubble Space Telescope; and building and launching a foam rocket.
Glenn's larger-than-life costumed character, Eva the Inflatable Astronaut, will make a guest appearance. Also available will be the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth, where everyone can receive a free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut.
NASA uses the excitement of its missions and programs to inspire students and serve as a catalyst for encouraging science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, studies.
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