The Vision

vision for space exploration
The Vision for Space Exploration

NASA is moving forward with a new focus for the manned space program.

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Exploration History

Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS)
This Month in Exploration

Visit every month to find out how aviation and space exploration have improved life for humans on Earth and in space.

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nasa's 50th
NASA's 50th Anniversary

NASA will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on October 1, 2008. Join us as we celebrate the past and look forward to a promising new era of inspiration, innovation, and discovery.

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1:25 Scale Ares I Cutaway Model

The 1:25 Ares I cutaway model details the inner workings of the Ares I crew launch vehicle. The Ares I is the flagship of NASA’s new generation of safe, reliable and affordable space transportation systems. This new launch vehicle will be part of America’s capability to transport explorers back to the moon and onward to Mars and other destinations in the solar system, supporting the U.S. Space Exploration Policy. Incorporating a three-screen video presentation, the exhibit is ideal for technical shows, space conferences, museums and other community events.

General Specifications

  • 13’ x 6’
Electrical Requirements:
  • One 117 Volt 20 Amp drop
Special Notes
  • This exhibit is suitable for indoor use only
Assembly Specifications

Assembly Equipment Required:
  • Forklift for pallets
  • Dolly for model case
  • Various hand tools (included in model case)
Labor Required:
  • Two people
Assembly Time:
  • Approximately one hour
Assembly Notes:
  • One Exhibit Technician and one laborer are required for setup of this exhibit
  • Instructions for assembly/setup are included
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