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INSGC / Museum Project “Indiana Space Travels”. Barrett S. Caldwell, PhD IAAMA Meeting, 5 Dec 08. Presentation Outline. Initial INSGC / ISM / IAAMA Discussion Recent Directions: “Ayres Tea Room Meeting” Current Planning: Indiana State Fair 2009 Opportunities, Plans, Requests Timelines.

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Insgc museum project indiana space travels

INSGC / Museum Project“Indiana Space Travels”

Barrett S. Caldwell, PhD

IAAMA Meeting, 5 Dec 08


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

  • Initial INSGC / ISM / IAAMA Discussion

  • Recent Directions: “Ayres Tea Room Meeting”

  • Current Planning: Indiana State Fair 2009

  • Opportunities, Plans, Requests

  • Timelines


Initial insgc ism iaama discussion

Initial INSGC / ISM / IAAMA Discussion

  • Based on Space Grant Affiliates Meeting 2008

  • Opportunity to Highlight Indiana Aerospace History and Education

    • Dave Brown, IMAX Theater Director

  • Planning for January -- May 2009 Timeline

  • What Happened?

    • Mismatch of timelines and scope

    • Comfort with technology exhibit

    • ISM wanted years of planning


The ayres tea room meeting october

The Ayres Tea Room Meeting, October

  • Collaboration Attempt, Mutual Exhibit Tours Planned

    • Invitations to IAAMA, INSGC, ISM to tour Allison Exhibit

    • IAAMA, INSGC, RR to tour ISM exhibit

  • Following Discussion at ISM Tea Room

  • Proposed Resolution to Mismatches

    • Develop Exhibit Planning for 2009

    • “Alpha-Test” Museum Exhibit (3000-4000 ft2)

    • Touring, then Implement at ISM (2011?)


Current planning indiana state fair 2009

Current Planning: Indiana State Fair 2009

  • Initial Meeting Directly Following Ayres Tea Room

    • Follow-up on IMAX / INSGC State Fair 2008 Tent

    • State Fair Offered Grand Hall exhibit space (~4000 ft2)

  • http://www.in.gov/statefair/fair/

    • August 7-23, 2009

    • “Indiana Space Travels” Local Connections Theme

  • Multiple Planning Meetings, Firm Commitments


State fair 2009 opportunities plans requests

State Fair 2009: Opportunities, Plans, Requests

  • Climb-in, Climb-on, Hands-on Activities

  • Links to Indiana Aerospace History

    • Astronauts & Contributors, Companies, Towns

    • International Year of Astronomy

    • Indiana components on STS / Ares

      • IAAMA links here or elsewhere?

  • Developing Program and Exhibits

    • NASA Center Artifacts and Programs

    • INSGC Affiliate Presentations

    • Challenger Learning Center Missions


Possible exhibit elements

Possible Exhibit Elements

  • Envision Center Supercomputing Exhibit Now in Storage

  • Rotating Affiliate / Activity Placements

  • Development in Turnkey Operation Mode (for Touring)


Envision exhibit elements

Envision Exhibit Elements

  • Touchscreen Kiosks

  • Larger Displays for Video / Other Presentation

  • Additional Computing for Workstation Activities


Additional exhibit elements

Additional Exhibit Elements

  • EPICS Mars Rover Exhibit

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEHMlO9ElOM

    • Previously Shown at National Instruments Week

  • Your Weight on ___________ Exhibit

  • Climb-in Capsule Exhibit

  • Indiana Astronaut Towns (17 days, 17 towns)

    • Indiana Astronaut Post-Flight Visits in Planning

  • SpacePort Indiana Balloon Exhibits

  • Recent and Historic Videos on Rotating Loops

  • IAAMA Discussion Options Here?


State fair 2009 supplemental issues

State Fair 2009 Supplemental Issues

  • Sponsorship Guidelines: Via State Fair

  • Budget Items Still in Discussion

  • INSGC or SpacePort Benefactor Participation

  • Fixed vs. Flexible Exhibits over Fair Duration

  • Items for Sale or Giveaway: Collectibles, Education Materials, Other

    • Pins, Patches, Decals, Calendars sold at Fair 2008

    • Space-Related Water and Energy Drink: Vendor Contract Issues

  • Not Replacing Existing Purdue / IU / Ball St. “Day at Fair”


Timelines

Timelines

  • Challenger Learning Center Meeting Dec 15

  • Next State Fair Meeting Jan 15

  • INSGC Competition / Fair Proposals Feb 13

  • Final (pending astronauts) Programming Mar 1

  • Exhibit Logistics Confirmations (Space, Power) May 15?

  • Fair Installation Date Aug 5


Questions

Questions?

  • [email protected]

  • [email protected]

  • (765) 494-5873 or 494-5412 (direct)

  • AOL IM: BCGRIS228


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