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NASA's 'Destination Station' Lands in Indy

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NASA's 'Destination Station' Lands in Indy
Traveling exhibition to educate the public about the wonders of the International Space Station

INDIANAPOLIS -Starting Saturday, 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 is 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," said Indiana State Museum Chief Curator of Science and Technology and Curator of Biology Damon Lowe. "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:

Wednesday, 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. Please contact Alicia Decker at events@patternindy.com.

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

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

Friday, 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. [wheelchair accessible]

**A special Media Day is set for April 29, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the media will have the unique opportunity to interview Auñón in advance of her presentation at the museum. Any interested members of the press should R.S.V.P. to Bruce Williams at bwilliams@indianamuseum.org or 317.234.8146.

All Destination Station exhibit-related programming is free with museum admission.

For more information about Destination Station, please visit www.nasa.gov/destinationstation.

Indiana State Museum

620 S Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 232 -1637

www.indianamuseum.org