Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Meet a NASA Astronaut!

Free activity! Visit the Aquarium's Harbor View Terrace on July 9, from 9 am to 3 pm, to experience NASA’s Destination Station.

Did you know astronauts train underwater? Or that there is an aquarium on board the International Space Station? Ocean and space exploration may seem miles apart, but they have more in common than you think!

Join us as we welcome NASA’s Destination Station, a mobile exhibit that immerses visitors in the story of NASA and the International Space Station Program. Touch a 4-billion-year-old moon rock, determine your weight on Mars and interact with NASA astronauts and space station experts—right here at the New England Aquarium!

Visit the exhibit at the Aquarium’s Harbor View Terrace, alongside Boston’s Harborwalk, on July 9 from 9am to 3pm. Destination Station is free and open to the public. Aquarium admission is not included.

Save time to visit the Aquarium where Astronaut Suni Williams will dive in the Giant Ocean Tank around 9 am, and then she will dry off and answer a few questions. At noon and 2pm, space suit expert Sue Curley will give presentations comparing space suit technology with diving and rebreather technology. You'll have an opportunity to see an actual space suit and an underwater rebreather!

We look forward to seeing you on July 9 for a day of exploration of our blue planet and beyond!

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
via Wikimedia Commons -

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