Wed, Nov 12, 2008
No... Not THAT Florida Theme Park...
America's plans for opening the
space frontier, including new exploration of Earth's moon and
future voyages beyond, are featured in an interactive exhibit that
will be open to the public in Sunrise, FL November 12-14.
The NASA Exploration Experience exhibit will complement
space-themed activities at Wannado City, an indoor, role-playing
theme park for kids ages two to 14. Wannado City is located at
12801 West Sunrise Blvd. in downtown Sunrise. The public is invited
to tour the exhibit each day from 9 am to 5 pm EST.
The exhibit simulates a breathtaking visit to the first
destination on America's new journey into the solar system: Earth's
"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 NASA Marshall Space
Flight Center Outreach Coordinator Kirk Pierce, a spokesperson for
the exhibit. "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
Touring the NASA Exploration Experience exhibit takes
approximately 12 minutes. The exhibit is wheelchair accessible.
"Exhibit visitors can learn how our quality of life improves
when America's space exploration activities refine existing
technologies or develop new breakthroughs in areas such as power
generation, computer technology, communications, networking and
robotics," Pierce said. "Visitors also can learn how other advanced
technologies are increasing the safety and reliability of space
transportation systems, while also reducing costs."
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