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April 16, 2014

NASA's 'Destination Station' set to land in Indianapolis

Starting April 19, residents of Indianapolis and surrounding areas are invited to experience NASA’s Destination Station, a traveling multimedia exhibition designed to highlight how the International Space Station (ISS) came to be, what life is like on board, and how it’s being used to conduct science.

The exhibition, hosted by the Indiana State Museum, will be on view through June 29 and include public programming.

“We are excited to work with NASA during their outreach campaign in central Indiana,” Damon Lowe, chief curator of science and technology and curator of biology, said in a press release. “NASA has created this amazing new platform that will expose, inspire and educate our youth about the important work behind and on board their orbiting outpost.”

The traveling exhibit features hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology to connect visitors with their place in space, communicating the real and potential impact of the space station on everyday lives.

Centered on the exhibit’s opening week, visitors will experience the following public programming:

• April 23 — Wearable technology presentation by Indianapolis-based Pattern Magazine, Indiana State Museum, 6:30 to 9 p.m. with NASA Z-2 spacesuit engineer Ian Meginnis. Registration is required. Contact Alicia Decker at events@patternindy.com;

• April 27 — Ask a NASA Expert, Indiana State Museum, noon to 3 p.m.;

• April 29 — Lecture and autograph session with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón, M.D., Indiana State Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and

• May 2 — International Space Station Day, featuring NASA’s Driven to Explore mobile exhibit including a lunar touchstone, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This program is wheelchair accessible.

All Destination Station exhibit-related programming is free with museum admission. For more information, visit the website at www.nasa.gov/destinationstation.

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