Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Folklife Festival on the Mall

I got to leave from work at 1 today.

I decided to go down and see the Folklife Festival on the Mall sponsored by the Smithsonian. This is one of the reasons I love living in Washington.

NASA was part of the festival. They had all sorts of tents set up with many many exhibits on just about every aspect of space travel possible. There was information on food to what would be replacing the shuttle in the not too distant future to information on the International Space Station.

This AXEL. It is a robotic lander. It usually is attached to another lander and is sent out to gather samples.

Here it is gathering a sample of sand.

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