Press Release

NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow Traveling Exhibit Featured at Eastern Michigan University

By SpaceRef Editor
August 8, 2013
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The excitement of exploration is coming to the Eastern Michigan University Star Party in Ypsilanti, Mich. Visitors are invited to step inside NASA Glenn Research Center’s Journey to Tomorrow exhibit to participate in interactive activities from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug 16-17.

The traveling exhibit will be on display at the university’s planetarium located in the Mark Jefferson Science Complex. The 53-foot trailer is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible and packed with hands-on educational activities and digital learning stations.

The exhibit engages guests in real world challenges relative to both aeronautics and space exploration. Visitors can explore technology on computer kiosks and hands-on workstations which include NASA Spinoffs where guests can learn about how NASA technology improves our quality of life; a quiz in Sci-Fi vs. Science Fact, where visitors can find out how much they know about space travel and the search for extraterrestrial life; and perform small experiments in a glovebox.

Other activities include a solar system scale, where a person can find out how much they would weigh on another planet like Jupiter; and a planetary gravity simulator where guests can learn how gravity changes from planet to planet.

Visitors can test their skills landing on Mars with the Xbox Kinect video game called “Mars Rover Landing;” receive a free souvenir photo from the popular “Picture Yourself in Space” photo booth; and pickup free NASA informational material.

For more information about NASA Glenn Research Center, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/glenn

For more information about the Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/journey_to_tomorrow.html

For more information about the Star Party 2013, visit:
http://www.spaceypsi.com/

SpaceRef staff editor.