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NASA Driven to Explore

Date(s): March 25, 2011 to March 27, 2011
Location: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Driven to Explore is a traveling exhibit that offers an intimate look at America's space program. The centerpiece of Driven to Explore is the opportunity to touch a lunar rock sample picked up on the moon and brought to Earth by the astronauts of Apollo 17 in 1972, America's last human mission to the moon. The almost 4-billion-year-old rock is one of only eight lunar samples in the world made available for the public to touch and feel.

Driven to Explore allows visitors to see models of the new rockets and spacecraft NASA is developing and to learn how and why America will return to the moon. The exhibit also details the accomplishments of the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

NASA's Cody Kelly presents a free program "Space Suits - Past, Present and Future" March 26 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the Orientation Theater.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091