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IXPE Launch Activities

Dec 07, 2021 - Dec 08, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily Space Shuttle Atlantis, Bottom Floor


Space is filled with exotic objects such as supermassive black holes, light-years from Earth; hard to see and even harder to study. But powerful tools can help, including NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft. Meet Ball Aerospace experts and learn the basics on IXPE on December 7 and 8, 9:00 - 4:00 PM on the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis. While the visitor complex is not offering launch viewing due to the current launch window, guests are invited to learn about this exciting new mission with daily admission.


About IXPE

Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft, launching  December 9, will seek to explore X-ray production in objects such as neutron stars and supermassive black holes. Learn more about this mission on NASA's IXPE Home.





Be a Virtual Guest as NASA Launches IXPE

Register to be NASA’s virtual guest for the IXPE launch of IXPE)! Virtual guests will receive notification of interaction opportunities, stay informed with up-to-date resources, and will receive a stamp for their virtual guest passport following launch. 




IXPE model

IXPE Launch Activities