I got this via email and I figured anyone free who is in Manhattan on Wednesday and wanted to attend:
Announcement from the AIAA Long Island Section:
NASA, in conjunction with the Eventi Hotel in Manhattan is holding a public outreach event on Wednesday, August 17, from 10 am to 4 pm. This sounds like a great event for your children and grandchildren.
The Eventi Plaza will be transformed into a miniature space outpost filled with displays, demonstrations, interactive exhibits, video segments and children's activities. NASA employees will be available to explain how NASA's missions, scientific discoveries and aerospace technologies are influencing and improving the way we live.
Come take a virtual tour of the universe and beyond and see what NASA is planning for the future.
There will be more than a dozen exhibits, including NASA’s Journey To Tomorrow trailer which has interactive displays; space-related activities for children; and on-going robotic demonstrations. The Eventi plaza’s Big Screen will be running NASA video all day. If that isn’t enough, the final shuttle crew from STS-135 will be on hand to help kick off the event.
Two New York firms -- Honeybee Robotics and MesoScribe Technologies -- will demonstrate how they are contributing to NASA missions. Honeybee developed tools that played a critical role in the Phoenix Mars Lander that explored the Arctic Plain of the Red Planet. MesoScribe, specializing in manufacturing sensors for harsh environments, will demonstrate the use of a robotic arm.
Be part of the Moon Base Alpha crew and find a solution to restore the life support capability to a lunar habitat after a meteorite impact. Drive a rover across a lunar terrain from the Eventi plaza.
The NASA press release with details is at: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/releases/2011/11-063.html
there’s a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225338927508635
The Eventi Hotel is located at 851 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) between West 29th and West 30th Streets, New York, NY 10001, walking distance from Penn Station.