HOUSTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 31, NASA takes over the Texas Capitol for "Space Day at the Capitol." It's a space exploration celebration as big as the Lone Star State featuring out-of-this-world space exhibits, educational presentations for students, astronaut appearances, legislative proclamations and the rare chance to touch a piece of an almost 4-billion-year-old moon rock.
Activities at the Capitol include:
-- 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. - media interviews with astronaut Doug Wheelock
-- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - free interactive NASA Driven to Explore mobile exhibit along Colorado Street
-- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - educational presentations for registered students on the Capitol lawn
-- 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - astronaut autograph sessions in the basement rotunda
-- Space proclamations will be read in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate.
To schedule media interviews, please contact Lindsay Cunningham at 281-483-2924 or [email protected].
Other Space Week Texas activities include events in College Station March 24-27 at the College Station Independent School District Tiger Stadium and the George Bush Presidential Library.
For more information about Space Week Texas 2011, visit:
For astronaut Wheelock's biography, visit:
For information about NASA and agency programs, visit: