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Challenger Center Welcomes Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

19 Apr 2012, 01:09 UTC
Challenger Center Welcomes Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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Join Challenger Center for "Welcome Discovery" Events: April 19th-22nd, 2012 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.When: April 17, 19-22, 2012What: A celebration of the history and accomplishments of the Space Orbiter Discovery and its arrival at its permanent home at the Smithsonian’s Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Museum in Chantilly, VirginiaChallenger Center Booth #34 providing the following activities:- GCCE interactives from http://earth4u.challenger.org/- Remote Manipulator System-RMS: A virtual environment to assemble a satellite with a robotic articulated arm- Remotely Operated Vehicle-ROV: The participant programs the ROV in virtual Lunar environment to avoid obstacles and reach a target rock- Cloud ActivityFor a complete schedule of events, please visit the event page:http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/discovery/activity-detail.cfm?id=3784During the 5-day event, Challenger Center for Space Science Education Board members who were also Discovery astronauts will participate. A wonderful opening celebration parade of many former Discovery astronauts will mark the grand opening on April 19th. Come enjoy the passing of the torch as Discovery lands at its permanent home and Enterprise leaves to go to its new home in New York City aboard the Intrepid. Then come visit the Challenger Center booth and experience wonderful hands-on activities.

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