Monday, June 23, 2014

NASA Helps Marvel's Avengers Exhibit Bring the Science!

NASA Helps Marvel's Avengers Exhibit Bring the Science - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A new exhibit steeped in the cinematic world of "The Avengers" provides a super-powered dose of science and technology from NASA. The unique, interactive educational display premiered at Discovery Times Square in New York City on May 30, 2014, for a six-month engagement.
Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. -- an acronym for Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network -- is an immersive experience in which visitors can explore the fictional superhero universe. The exhibit allows fans to participate in a simulated recruitment as if they were training as agents of the movies' secret agency, S.H.I.E.L.D.
While movie magic is the exhibit's main attraction, its developers approached NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, to provide content that would enhance the authenticity of the experience and pique visitors' interest in real-world science and technology.
The exhibit's NASA-supplied material -- written content, images and videos -- focuses on topics such as the electromagnetic spectrum, black holes as powerful energy sources, and aerospace materials used in creating Iron Man's armor. Deeper connections to NASA content are planned for the exhibit's online companion website.
NASA's Eyes on Exoplanets interactive is featured prominently in the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit, helping to place otherworldly content related to The Avengers' Thor into the context of real exoplanets - planets beyond our solar system -- that NASA is studying.
"The thrill of exploring other worlds is not limited to the silver screen, and we're pleased to help bring some real NASA excitement to the project," said Bert Ulrich, liaison for film and TV collaborations, NASA Headquarters, Washington. "We especially hope that young visitors will come away from this exhibit with an increased interest in science and technology."
More information is available on the exhibit website at: http://stationexhibit.com
NASA's Eyes on Exoplanets is available at: http://eyes.nasa.gov/exoplanets
More information about NASA and its missions is available at: http://www.nasa.gov
The California Institute of Technology manages JPL for NASA.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next