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NASA Lands in Colorado With International Space Station Events

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will share the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station through an exhibit and a series of events in Colorado during September and October.

NASA will display its newest exhibit, “Destination: Station,” at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. The exhibit will be open to the public for six weeks from Sept. 16 through Oct. 28. It is included at no additional fee with admission to the museum.

“Destination: Station” is a multimedia exhibit that immerses visitors in the story of the space station. Visitors of all ages will learn about the 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year space-based research that brings results down to Earth. The exhibit includes hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology.

In a keystone event, the Wings Museum will host an International Space Station Science and Research Expo that is open to the public from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Participants in the exposition will include universities, companies and researchers who are taking advantage of the unique orbiting National Laboratory to improve our lives on Earth. NASA speakers will include astronaut Mike Good, International Space Station Program Scientist Julie Robinson, and National Lab Education Program Lead Regina Blue.

Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 astronauts, engineers, education specialists and program scientists will make presentations at public schools, universities, the Fiske Planetarium, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Butterfly Pavilion.

The full schedule of public events includes (in Mountain time):

Friday, Sept. 16 
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver
“Destination: Station” open to the public through Oct. 28. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Display included at no additional fee with museum admission.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 
Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at University of Colorado, Boulder
5 – 8:30 p.m. Former astronaut Jim Voss presentation

Thursday, Sept. 22 
Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at University of Colorado, Boulder
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Space station research and education presentations

University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver, Auraria Campus
2 – 3 p.m. Astronaut Mike Good presentation and autographs, NASA engineers display spacesuit parts and tools

Denver Botanic Gardens
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Space station research and education presentations

Friday, Sept. 23 
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver
1 – 5 p.m. International Space Station Science and Research Expo

Colorado State University Professional Learning Institute, Fort Collins
4 – 5:30 p.m. Space station research presentation

Denver Botanic Gardens “Family Fun Night: Celestial Celebrations”
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Astronaut Mike Good presentation and autographs, NASA engineers display spacesuit parts and tools, and NASA education activities

Saturday, Sept. 24 
Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation and autographs, NASA engineers display spacesuit parts and tools, and NASA education activities

Monday, Sept. 26 
University of Denver
3:30 – 5 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

University of Colorado Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Boulder
6 – 7 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

Tuesday, Sept. 27 
Colorado State University Innovations Breakfast, Denver
7:30 – 9 a.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

For more about the International Space Station and “Destination: Station,” visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For biographies of the astronauts who will be appearing, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/

 

SOURCE NASA

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