Virginia Air and Space Center
The Virginia Air and Space Center is a museum and educational facility in Hampton, Virginia that also serves as the visitors center for NASA's Langley Research Center. The museum also offers summer aeronautic and space themed camps for children. The museum's permanent collection is housed in a three-story glass atrium accessible from two exhibit floors with an additional catwalk level available for viewing suspended aircraft from above. Volunteers maintain an amateur radio exhibit displaying modern and historic radio equipment. The exhibit also participates in the Space Amateur Radio Experiment where visitors can periodically talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Adventures in Flight gallery emphasizes hands on and immersive experiments on flight concepts such as control surfaces and propeller design and experiences such as flight simulators. The gallery also features numerous aircraft suspended from the roof in the main gallery. Most are restored and have close ties to flight research performed at area NASA, Air Force and Naval installations In the Space Gallery Visitors enter through a room which simulates a manned launch to Mars, telling the story of rendezvous with a Mars Transit Vehicle and arrival at the planet where doors open up into the gallery. Visitors can experience the hands-on space gallery, "Space Quest: Exploring the Moon, Mars & Beyond." This gallery includes four different exhibits; Our Solar System, Living and Working in Space, Mars and the Moon, and Visions of Space Exploration.
The Riverside IMAX 3D Theater is the first institutional theater in the world to go IMAX Digital! The state-of-the-art enhancements include IMAX’s powerful digital projection system and latest digital surround sound, a new IMAX screen, new flooring, and new seating with cup holders. The audience experience is better than ever! While still presenting the traditional IMAX films such as Hubble 3D and Under the Sea 3D, the digital upgrades will allow for more of the Hollywood blockbusters.
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