NASA and Office of Science Adopt Children's Museum!

August 2002, Congressman Sherwood Boehlert, Chairman of the House Science Committee and NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe visited the Children's Museum in Utica, NY, bringing a Mars Rover exhibit from Cornell University, and announced NASA had adopted the Children's Museum and established a long term relationship with both exhibits and educational materials. In December 2002, Dr. Ray Orbach, Director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, joined Congressman Boehlert for our 4th floor's Grand Opening and announced that the DOE's OS had also adopted the Children's Museum, the first time, Dr. Orbach said, that they had adopted a children's museum. Also present were scientists, dignitaries, guests, elected officials, corporate sponsors, the media, the board of directors. Exhibits unveiled NASA, DOE, & 4th Floor Charter members plaque. Feb. 21st, '03 Congressman Boehlert took part in a Tribute on our 4th floor where we unveiled our exhibit honoring the SST Columbia crew, their families & our NASA friends. ( Read Utica OD coverage & NASA's Message to Youth). March 27th-30th, 2003 Administrator O'Keefe and Congressman Boehlert returned to the museum when we hosted NASA's Starship 2040 and presented the Administrator with our Book of Condolences signed by children & families who visited our museum.We mourn the loss & look to the future.


Above: March 03: NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe at CM

March 2003: NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe puts special NASA pin on museum Director Marlene Brown

Feb. '03 Congressman Sherry Boehlert signs condolence book by our NASA exhibits, including our Columbia shuttle

Congressman Boehlert, Chairman of House Science Committee, interviewed by media at CM during our NASA's Starship 2040

March 2003: museum visitor dresses in space suit

March 2003: museum Director tries on space suit


March 2003: museum hosts educational NASA program

March 2003: museum's educational program NASA exhibits

Dec. '02 NASA exhibits on display for the grand opening of our 4th floor, thanks to the help of Congressman Boehlert


The Children's Museum once again welcomes our NASA friends back, when NASA's Starship 2040 arrives here March 27th-30th, 2003.

Dec, 2002: Dr. Ray Orbach, Director of the Dept. of Energy's Office of Science, at 4th floor grand opening, with Congressman Sherry Boehlert & Museum Director Marlene Brown.
 

Aug. 2002: NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (L.) & Congressman Sherry Boehlert (R.) pose w/youngster in front of Mars Rover.

John DeLooper, Princeton Lab (c.) showing display
to Secretary of Energy Abraham & Director Dr. Orbach which John created & brought to CM in Feb. '03
 

Inside of Starship 2040, at CM March 2003. More info
Below: NASA Exhibits at Kennedy Space Flight Center (visited by Director Brown in Jan. '04)

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Mars Rover exhibit at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Launch workstation at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Launch workstation at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Astronaut suit display at Kennedy Space Center

Jan. 2004: Astronaut suit display at Kennedy Space Center

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View our renovation & the process that brought us to this opening.

View our very special 4th Floor Charter sponsors.

View our NASA & DOE OS Labs who contributed exhibits.

View a panaromic picture of the world from space; track the International Space Station's orbit.

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Track the orbit of International Space Station
This map shows where the International Space Station is at this
moment. Track its orbit with Marshall Space Flight Center's J-Track!


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The image above is an absolutely awesome picture of the Earth taken from the Boeing-built Space Station last November, on a perfect night with no obscuring atmospheric conditions. A panoramic view of the world from the new space station, it is a night photo with the lights clearly indicating the populated areas. Note that Canada's population is almost exclusively along the U.S. border. Moving east, to Europe, there is a high population concentration along the Mediterranean Coast. It's easy to spot London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. Note the development of Israel compared to the rest of the Arab countries. Note the Nile River and the rest of the "Dark Continent". After the Nile, the lights don't come on again until Johannesburg. Look at the Australian Outback and the Trans-Siberian Rail Route. Moving east, the most striking observation is the difference between North and South Korea. Note the density of Japan.

NASA Tribute * Life in Space * Where is Mir? * Mars Exploration * Liftoff Home * Flight Voyager * Apollo 11 * Bush Memorial * Space Shuttle Columbia * J-Trac Weather Satellites * Int'l Space Station * Int'l Space Commercialization * Maglev Superconductors * HyperGravity Pull * Flight Milestones

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