NASA traveling exhibit to visit Casey Jones Village
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 8:01 pm
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston will bring NASA’s Driven to Explore mobile exhibit to Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum and Casey Jones Village in Jackson Saturday and Sunday.
Driven to Explore is a mobile, multimedia experience showcasing NASA’s future plans for space exploration, including information on next-generation vehicles and the challenges associated with long-term space travel, immersing visitors in the story of NASA. The walking tour includes breathtaking imagery and audio and visual technology to connect guests with the space program.
The museum was chosen as the only site in West Tennessee due to the unique transportation connection of the railroads to space travel and the amount of visitors Casey Jones Village enjoys each year. NASA will be touring the exhibit throughout other parts of Tennessee during the month of May.
Visitors will have the opportunity to touch a moon rock brought back by Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972. The moon rock is the centerpiece of the traveling exhibit and is one of the only seven lunar samples in the world made available for the public to touch and feel.
For more information, visit www.caseyjones.com.
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Published in The Messenger 5.13.11