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NASA's Driven to Explore Trailer

Driven to Explore Trailer - Outside

NASA's Driven to Explore (DTE) mobile, multi-media exhibit immerses visitors in the story of NASA. Guests will learn why we explore, discover the challenges of human space exploration and how NASA provides critical technological advances to improve life on Earth. The exhibit includes imagery and audio and visual technology to connect visitors with the space program, highlighting advanced human research that will ensure safe and sustainable future missions, and next-generation vehicles and surface systems destined for use exploring beyond low Earth orbit.

As part of this unique exploration experience, visitors have an out-of-this-world opportunity to touch a 3 billion-year-old moon rock brought back aboard Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972. The moon rock is one of only eight lunar samples in the world made available for the public to touch. Additional exhibits accompany the exhibit and are displayed beneath an inflatable tent that is part of the trailer's external structure.

Driven to Explore has no separate admission charge and is designed for all ages and venues. The exhibit is ideal for festivals, museums, schools and large sports events. Touring the exhibit takes approximately 10 minutes.

Children looking at displays from the Driven to Explore exhibit Children looking at displays from the Driven to Explore exhibit

General Specifications

  • 30’ x 40’ (with exterior tent)
  • 30’ x 20’ (without exterior tent)
Electrical Requirements:
  • 220volt 50amp single phase drop
  • Shore power required for indoor use
  • Electrical source must remain on throughout duration of event
Special Notes
  • Minimum ceiling height of 20’ required
  • A minimum ceiling height of 20' required
  • Site must be level surface of concrete or other hard surface (asphalt)
  • Site must be rated to hold 8500 lbs
  • Host must provide 24-hour security for exhibit
Assembly Specifications

Labor Required:
  • Two (2) NASA Exhibit Specialists
  • Two host-provided assistants
  • Licensed electrician required
Assembly Time:
  • Approximately 4 hours
Assembly Notes:
  • One Exhibit Specialist travels with the exhibit handling most of set-up and take-down
  • Requesting organization must provide two (2) individuals to aid in set up and tear down (approximately 20-30 minutes time commitment)
Accessibility Notes
  • This exhibit is ADA compliant and offers motorized and non-motorized wheelchair accessibility.
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