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3D NASA traveling exhibit visits New Mexico State University

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HOUSTON, Texas, USA  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Visitors will be propelled into a 3-D journey across the solar system when they step inside the “NASA Exploration Experience” at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces Oct. 18-20. The exhibit demonstrates the countless rewards made possible back on Earth by NASA’s 50-plus years of space science, discovery and technology development.

The traveling exhibit, which uses 3-D imagery and interactive video technology to immerse visitors in the experience, will be on the grounds of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.

“We hope visitors to the NASA Exploration Experience will be excited and astonished by the impact of space exploration on their everyday lives,” said Rocky Lind, acting outreach manager for NASA’s Explorations Systems at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “In the past five decades, NASA research and development has resulted in more than 2,000 breakthrough tools and technologies. These contributions are everywhere, in every walk of human life – from medicine and surgical procedures, to transportation systems and basic food safety and public safety solutions.”

In addition to highlighting many of these innovations, the “NASA Exploration Experience” 3-D movie presentation demonstrates the physiological and technical challenges involved in sending human explorers on extended journeys to Earth orbit and beyond.

The exhibit will feature a moon rock that was retrieved by astronaut Jack Schmitt during the Apollo 17 mission. It is one of eight lunar samples made available for the public to touch.

Visitors also will see how NASA and its government, industry and academic partners around the world are developing robust science missions to new worlds and new destinations, and building next-generation launch vehicles to extend humanity’s reach across the solar system. This cinematic experience, narrated by Peter Cullen – the voice of “Optimus Prime” from the popular “Transformers” movies and cartoons – ponders the thirst for understanding that drives human voyages of discovery and offers breathtaking glimpses into a busy future in space.

NASA employees will be on hand to answer questions and discuss how America’s space exploration activities continue to refine existing technologies and contribute new breakthroughs in areas such as power generation, computer technology, communications, networking and robotics.

Visitors can take away unique souvenirs of their NASA experience. They can step into a Mark III spacesuit and take a photo of themselves in astronaut gear with their own camera.

For more information about the traveling exhibit and NASA’s exploration mission, visit:

http://exploration.nasa.gov

For more information about the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, visit:

http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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