Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly in outer space? Well wonder no more, because this fun new exhibit coming to the Nevada Space Center located in the National Automobile Museum.
On June 3, Heidi and Rod Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, will christen a spacecraft module that will allow thousands of visitors this summer to launch (virtually) into Earth orbit. The module will be named the “U.S.S. Roddenberry.”
The christening is part of the official Grand Opening of a NASA-based exhibit called “Be the Astronaut.”
WHAT: Grand Opening of “Be the Astronaut”
WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection)
TICKETS: available online at www.nevadachallenger.org/ and at the door
“Be the Astronaut” is a first-person experience for all ages that teaches science and engineering content via this exhibit, state-of-the-art video game technology, simulators, and actual NASA reconnaissance data.
We are pretty excited that this exhibit. It has been described as one of 12 must-see exhibits in the country by USA Today, the new exhibit has come to Reno by way of Space Center Houston and is now available only at the San Diego Air and Space Museum and the National Automobile Museum named one of America’s five greatest automobile museums.
Other cities have only been able to reserve “Be the Astronaut” for a limited engagement, but thanks to the generosity of the William N. Pennington Foundation, this new installation will be permanently based at the Nevada Space Center, located within the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection).
I can tell you we will be visiting this exhibit often since one of our daughters wants to be a “space doctor.”