Press Release

Visionary ‘NASA Exploration Experience’ Exhibit on Display at Liberty Science Center, July 20-23

By SpaceRef Editor
July 19, 2008
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America’s plans for opening the space frontier – including new human exploration of Earth’s moon and future voyages into the solar system beyond – are featured in an interactive exhibit that will be on display at the Liberty Science Center located at Liberty State Park, July 20-23.

The NASA Exploration Experience traveling exhibit gives visitors “a vivid glimpse into the nation’s ambitious future in space,” said Shannon Ridinger, outreach coordinator for the event. “We hope the multimedia experience helps people better understand how the country plans to explore the moon and journey beyond in the next decade or so.”

The free exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20-22 and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on July 23.

The exhibit simulates a breathtaking visit to the first destination on America’s new journey into the solar system: Earth’s moon. “Interactive control panels and activity stations; immersive 3D imagery; and audio effects will plunge visitors into a not-too-distant future on the moon,” said Ridinger. “They’ll discover what it will be like to live and work on the surfaces of other worlds – and how it will benefit life back home on Earth.”

NASA staffers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss some of the thousands of technologies used on Earth as a result of years of space-based research and development by the agency and its partners. Exhibit visitors can learn how our quality of life improves as America’s space exploration activities refine existing technologies and develop new breakthroughs in areas such as power generation, computer technology, communications, networking and robotics. Visitors can learn how other advanced technologies are increasing the safety and reliability of space transportation systems, while also reducing costs.

Touring the NASA Exploration Experience exhibit takes approximately 10 minutes. The exhibit is wheelchair-accessible.

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the traveling exhibit for the agency’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in Washington. For more information, visit:

http://exploration.nasa.gov/

SpaceRef staff editor.