Press Release

NASA Brings Space Exploration Down to Earth at Homerama

By SpaceRef Editor
May 26, 2011
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NASA Langley Research Center will outfit the Space Exploration House featured at the Tidewater Builders Association’s Spring Homearama in Virginia Beach, May 28 – June 12.

The house, located in the Eagle’s Nest community, will highlight more than 20 commercial products that incorporate NASA developed technologies into their design or manufacture.

A commercial version of Aerogel, originally a high-tech insulation used by astronauts to insulate against the extreme temperatures in space, was used in the construction of the house. Additional commercial products that benefit the public will include such things as light bulbs, cosmetics, clothing, footwear, aeroponic gardening, baby food and more.

In addition to the spotlight on NASA technologies, visitors can meet astronaut Susan Kilrain on Saturday, May 28, from 2 – 4 p.m. Kilrain, a veteran space shuttle and U.S. Navy pilot, has logged over 3,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft.

Children may build NASA shuttle or airplane models with NASA staff, Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, from 1 – 4 p.m. NASA will also host a space photo kiosk and hands-on activities for children. NASA employees and retirees will receive a $2 discount throughout the Homearama event with their ID card.

For a digital tour of “NASA @ Home and City, Space is everywhere you look,” visit: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasacity/index2.htm

For more information about NASA spinoff technologies: http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/

SpaceRef staff editor.