Journey to Tomorrow

The excitement of exploration is coming to the Space Port USA at the Monroe County Fair 2010 with Journey to Tomorrow, NASA Glenn Center's newest traveling exhibit. This 53-foot trailer has been transformed into an interactive environment packed with hands-on activities and digital learning stations.

Journey to Tomorrow houses eight computer kiosks that provide a variety of NASA-developed programming. Examples include "Celebrating 100 Years of Flight," highlighting NASA's contributions to the first 100 years of powered flight; "Brain Bites," which answers common questions about air and space travel; and a lunar landing simulator. Additional workstations include glovebox activities, a planetary gravity demonstrator and a solar system scale where visitors discover how much they would weigh on each of the planets.

An inspiring video that complements the theme of your event will set the tone as guests enter the traveling exhibit. A display cases feature a variety of models including various NASA X-Planes, the space shuttle or other space craft. An actual moon rock, returned from the Apollo 17 lunar mission, rounds out the experience. As visitors exit, they may have their pictures taken as astronauts on the moon or Mars in the "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth.



Eight computer kiosks teach visitors about NASA's space
and aeronautics programs.

The exhibit will be staffed by NASA employees. The staff may include scientists and engineers who work on the latest aircraft, rocket and spacecraft designs.

Journey to Tomorrow: Kiosks and Workstations

These are some examples of the kiosks and workstations that may be available on the Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit.

Astronaut Flight Lounge

Find out what makes NASA's space explorers tick. In the Astronaut Flight Lounge, you'll meet several astronauts and hear them answer questions about life as an astronaut.

NASA Hits : Rewards From Space

How has NASA technology improved our quality of life? Learn how by clicking on images of various products and services that we use in everyday life. Each was derived from the space program.

Sci-Fi vs. Science Fact

How much do you know about space travel and the search for extraterrestrial life? Take the quiz and find out!

NASA Celebrates 100 Years of Flight

Learn about the pioneers of aviation. This interactive feature highlights NASA's contributions to the first 100 years of flight.

Engineer for a Day

Find out how a jet engine works. Become an engineer for a day and learn the basics of how jet engines power aircraft flight.

Lunar Lander

Do you have the right stuff to land a crew safely on the lunar surface? Preview America's return to the moon by taking the controls of the new lunar landing craft!


Astronaut Challenge I

NASA uses gloveboxes to safely conduct experiments in space, but working with gloves makes some jobs more difficult. Try to take the nuts off the bolts and then put them back on using a glovebox. Looking for a bigger challenge? Race a friend.

Astronaut Challenge II

In this second glovebox activity, you'll work with building blocks. The challenge? Configure the blocks to match the pattern provided in a picture.

Planetary Gravity Simulator

How does gravity change from planet to planet? Imagine that each of a series of cans has the same mass. Then, lift each can to feel how much it would weigh on each of the other planets.

Solar System Scale

How much would you weigh on another planet? Step on our solar system scale and find out how much youwould weigh during a rocket launch, in space, or on another planet.


Moon Rock

See a real moon rock returned from the Apollo 17 mission. Moon rock from NASA Glenn Research, A member of NASA Glenn's exhibit staff shows visitors a moon rock from the Apollo 17 mission.

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