The MarsQuest Exhibit: Extending the National Tour

April 1st, 2003 - March 31st, 2005 | PROJECT

The Space Science Institute will refurbish its 5,000 square foot traveling exhibition, "MarsQuest: Exploring the Red Planet" (ESI-9705377), enhancing the exhibition with new components that incorporate recent data from ongoing Mars missions, and extending its national tour for an additional three years. Enhancements include exhibits on Mars' weather, exobiology and the addition of a photo-realistic rotating Mars globe. Additional improvements include models of the NASA Mars exploration rover and an online kiosk to make additional information available to visitors after they leave the exhibition. MarsQuest is fully booked and there is a waiting list for a second three-year tour. The proposed refurbishment and enhancements will occur at the end of the current tour in 2003, with the new tour beginning early 2004.

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Team Members

Paul Dusenbery, Principal Investigator, Space Science Institute
James Harold, Co-Principal Investigator, Space Science Institute
Cherilynn Morrow, Co-Principal Investigator, Space Science Institute

Funders

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0229892
Funding Amount: 429555

Tags

Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits