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NASA EXHIBIT FEATURED AT GREAT NEW ENGLAND AIR SHOW

Posted 7/31/2012   Updated 7/31/2012 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 120400

7/31/2012 - WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. -- NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio invites visitors at the Great New England Air Show to explore interactive exhibits and participate in science, technology, engineering and math activities in NASA's Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit. This will be the first time NASA exhibits will be on display at the air show located on the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass.

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.

The exhibit is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

Also available will be the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth, where visitors can receive a free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut and free NASA informational material.

The NASA exhibit area will be open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To receive Glenn news releases via e-mail, send an e-mail message to grc subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. Leave the subject and body blank. The system will reply with a confirmation via e-mail of each subscription. You must reply to that message to begin your subscription.

Glenn news releases are also archived online at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/news/  

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

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

For more information about the Great New England Air Show, visit:
http://greatnewenglandairshow.com/  



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