Press Release

Touch the Moon This Week at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

By SpaceRef Editor
December 30, 2008
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Visitors will have the rare chance to meet astronauts and touch a piece of a moon rock in the new NASA Driven to Explore traveling exhibit at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Army Strong Zone on Jan. 2 – 3 at Sunset Station. The exhibit will be open to visitors from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 2. On Jan. 3, U.S. Army astronauts Col. Tim Kopra and Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough will be available to sign autographs at the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Driven to Explore offers a look at America’s program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond. The centerpiece of Driven to Explore is the opportunity to touch a lunar rock sample brought to Earth by the astronauts of Apollo 17 in 1972, America’s last human mission to the moon. The almost 4-billion-year-old rock is one of only six lunar samples in the world made available for the public to touch and feel.

As NASA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Driven to Explore allows visitors to see models of the new rockets and spacecraft NASA is developing and to learn how and why America will return to the moon. The exhibit also details the accomplishments of the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

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