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RELEASE : 06-043
NASA Gives Philadelphia a Look at Future Exploration

NASA will join a team of Jamestown explorers in Philadelphia June 16-19 to give a glimpse into future exploration, tying it to adventures from 400 years ago.

NASA's interactive exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to make a personalized "Space Postcard;" take photographs as an astronaut or a settler; and win prizes for participating in a NASA trivia game. The exhibit will show the connections between settling Virginia 400 years ago and NASA's future plans to explore space.

NASA's Vision for Space Exploration seeks to return humans to the moon and develop the tools needed to further explore Earth, the moon, Mars and beyond. The investigation, reminiscent of the trek to Jamestown, involves searching for water, accommodating human needs, developing new transportation vehicles and establishing a settlement or space habitat. NASA will engage visitors in Philadelphia with an interactive exhibit and educational resources, connecting the past with the future and exploring these challenges.

NASA is partnering with Jamestown 2007 in a number of signature events to underscore the value of exploration. The Godspeed Sail, planned for May through August 2006, is the kick-off event for an 18-month commemoration recognizing the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in the United States.

A newly-built replica of the Godspeed, the ship that brought the first English colonists to America, is visiting six major east coast ports and serving as a floating museum for thousands of visitors. Philadelphia will be the third stop on this traveling tour. The events in Philadelphia will be followed by similar events in New York, Boston and Newport, R.I.

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