Volume: 05, Issue: 13 06/13/2007 
Eight computer kiosks teach visitors about NASA's space and aeronautics programs. Image credit: NASA.
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Worlds Beyond logo, image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
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The crew cabin of the Shuttle Launch Experience presents a look at what sitting in the back of an orbiter would be like. Photo credit: KSC/NASA.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
Mission STS-117: Atlantis
Mars Rover Spirit Unearths Surprise Evidence of Wetter Past
Cassini 'Cat Scan' Maps Clumps in Saturn's Rings
NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes
 

Exciting Exhibits to Visit this Summer

Journey to Tomorrow
NASA's Glenn Research Center has a new traveling exhibit, Journey to Tomorrow. The exhibit will allow people in communities throughout the U.S. a chance to experience the excitement of exploration in air and space without leaving home. The exhibit is housed in a 53-ft trailer that takes visitors on a journey through interactive activities and hands-on learning stations that culminates in an up-close encounter with a moon rock collected during the Apollo 17 mission. Some of the hands-on opportunities available for exploration include a lunar lander simulator, glovebox activities that demonstrate the complexities of working with simple tools in space and a quiz on space travel.

For more information on Journey to Tomorrow and its upcoming tour schedule, visit: http://journey.grc.nasa.gov.

Extrasolar Planet Exhibition at Goddard Visitor Center
The exhibit is part of a new educational initiative to educate and stimulate student interest in planetary science. 'Worlds Beyond' is a hands-on educational project that merges the search for planets outside our solar system with the creativity of an interactive art installation.

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/worldsbeyond.html.

The Shuttle Experience at Kennedy Space Center
A new simulation of riding a space shuttle into orbit has opened at the Kennedy Space Center. There's the rumbling sound and shaking seat of the solid rocket boosters igniting, the jolt of the bolts going off to free the shuttle from the launch pad, and finally, a slight weightless feeling upon reaching pretend orbit.

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/shuttlelaunchexper.html.

SPACE: A Journey to Our Future
This first-of-its-kind educational exhibit was created as an educational tool to inspire young people and raise public awareness about space exploration. Representatives from NASA, NSTA, and General Motors, along with specialists from leading science centers across the country served on an educational committee to consult on the exhibit content.

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.spaceevent.com/.

    
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