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NASA's Next-Generation Spacecraft to Land at Tallahassee Challenger Learning Center

24 Jun 2011, 14:07 UTC
NASA's Next-Generation Spacecraft to Land at Tallahassee Challenger Learning Center
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News ReleaseFor immediate release Challenger Center for Space Science EducationSteve Kussmann300 N. Lee St., Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22314info@challenger.org+1-800-969-5747NASA's Next-Generation Spacecraft to Land at Tallahassee Challenger Learning CenterChallenger Learning Center Hosts the Nation's New Flagship Spacecraft, NASA Astronauts & Aerospace Engineers to Celebrate the Future of Manned Space FlightALEXANDRIA, Va. - Challenger Center for Space Science Education (Challenger Center) announced today that the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), NASA's newly developed successor to the Space Shuttle, will be on display June 24 and 25 at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, Florida. By hosting the MPCV, the Tallahassee Challenger Learning Center offers the public a unique opportunity to meet the people and technologies of NASA's future space missions. NASA astronauts Charles Hobough and Jeff Williams, who have spent a combined total of nearly 400 days in space, will participate in presentations and Q&A sessions, along with aerospace engineers from NASA and Lockheed Martin, which built the MPCV.Incorporating the most advanced human spaceflight design and technologies, the MPCV is intended for crewed missions to an asteroid and then to Mars. It also will serve as a backup vehicle for cargo and crewed missions to the International Space Station. Seventeen feet wide, the capsule ...

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