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Learn About NASA’s LucyOct 13, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021 All Day Space Shuttle Atlantis®
In preparation for NASA's Lucy launch, hear firsthand about why this mission to the Trojan asteroids is so important and all of the new technology that is getting us there. On October 13 and 14, the following Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will be on the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis® to teach you and your family about this exciting mission:
NASA PLANETARY MISSIONS PROGRAM OFFICE
See models of Lucy and catch a quick educational video presentation
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Have a conversation with the SMEs who are leading the Lucy mission
KSC LAUNCH SUPPORT
Learn from the folks on the ground about the launch timeline and why the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket was chosen as the launch vehicle.
UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE (ULA)
Hear about ULA rockets and how they support NASA missions.
This event is included with daily admission, so be sure to stop by and learn more about NASA's Lucy.
Did you know? "Lucy" is not an acronym like commonly seen with NASA missions. This mission was named after the name given to the fossilized human ancestor whose discovery provided insight into human evolution. Likewise, this mission to the Trojans will help progress our knowledge of the formation of our solar system and planets.