Wednesday, May 23, 2012
COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Where: 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
Price: $5, Children 3 and under FREE
-Power up one of our rockets and race a friend.
-Learn about the space explorers lost in 2003 on the Space Shuttle Columbia. We honor their lives and work in a distinctive and interactive tribute.
-Drop payloads that you configure with parachutes, air bags, wings and rotors for a safe landing at this unique two-story exhibit.
-Become an airplane designer and test your designs on our airplane launcher.
-Fly a scale model aircraft using realistic flight controls – throttle, yoke and pedals. Watch as it lifts under your control and lands like a feather.
-Program a robot on a Lego Mission Mars computer and test your skills with collecting, surveying and rescuing.
-Watch a Space Shuttle launch with us or visit the International Space Station. There’s always something going on in space, and we have it on NASA TV.
Be an Astronaut
-Try on a Space Shuttle spacesuit and take your picture in front of our photomural of Earth from Space.
-Select planets and moons from a touch screen and animated images appear on a glowing globe. This dazzling exhibit has amazing new software from NASA.
-Land or dock the Space Shuttle using real flight simulation software in a mock-up of the Shuttle flight deck. The voice of a flight training instructor guides you.
Earth from Space
-Explore Earth from high up in space and compare our planet to other places in the solar system.
-How much do you weigh on the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and the other planets? You’ll see
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