Image above: Children and educators converge at the State Capitol for informational and inspiring activities. Credit: NASA
Space Week Texas 2013 March 17 - 24
Save the date! Space Week 2013 is just around the corner and this year’s theme is "Human Exploration: the Journey Continues."
NASA will be landing in Austin and the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 19. Activities will include educational and interactive exhibits and inspiring speaker presentations highlighting ISS achievements and celebrating the future of space exploration.
Tuesday, March 19 – Austin Space Day at the Capitol
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibits open to the public and educational activities on the Capitol grounds for pre-registered 3rd-8th grade public and home school students.
Capitol Grounds Showcasing our ongoing plans for space exploration, exhibits displayed in the Capitol Rotunda include the International Space Station, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and the Commercial Crew Program. Several booths on the Capitol grounds will engage students, including robotics demonstrations and hands-on activities such as straw rockets and hover crafts. Additional exhibits include NASA’s Driven to Explore exhibit, a multi-media exhibit immersing visitors in the story of the world-class research and development role of the International Space Station, the destinations where future exploration plans will take humans, how NASA will use advanced human research to prepare for long-duration space travel, the next-generation vehicles and surface systems destined for use exploring beyond low Earth orbit, and the robotic missions that will be sent in advance to pave the way. Driven to Explore visitors will also be able to touch a 4 billion-year-old moon rock.
Additional exhibits to be announced.
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