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Space Explorers with NASA Space Ambassador
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing! Dr. Steve Metzger will engage kids and families in an activity-based presentation of that historic first journey to our Moon. In addition, Metzger will use images and kid-friendly hands-on activities to describe the Apollo Moon missions and current Mars research happening in Nevada today. Each participant will get some interesting swag to take home with them. Come see how Nevada is an active part of past, current and future space adventures!
Dr. Steve is a planetary scientist and NASA Solar System Ambassador who was the first human to see dust devils from the surface of another planet, using the Mars Pathfinder camera, while he was a grad student at UNR. Since then, he continues to study dust devils around Nevada and apply those lessons to understand the surface of Mars. Nevada is home to numerous NASA efforts to train Astronauts for spaceflight to the Moon and learn about distant worlds.