Maryland Room opens to visitors
Additional display space is dedicated
to space technology. "Suiting up for
Space" explains the design and construction of the
Extra Vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), which the astronauts wear during their space
walks. Another display addresses the Space Borne Imaging Radar System flown on two of
Dr. Jones' missions and shows a print of the
actual data gathered on one of the orbital passes.
Continuous videos are displayed in
the Maryland Room of the 4 shuttle missions flown by Dr. Jones. These are the official NASA
videos and, in addition to mission highlights,
include post flight reviews by crew members.
Visitors will also see the mural created
by Museum member Nelson Haughwout which celebrates a century of flight in Maryland.
This work traces the progress of
aviation in Maryland since the early 1900's with drawings of
the numerous aircraft produced by Maryland based manufacturers
over the years.
In order to complement the graphics and
models displayed in the new
Maryland room, extensive changes were
made to the lighting system. The Museum wishes to thank member Harvey Hodgin for his
generous donation in supporting the acquisition of new
light fixtures. We also acknowledge the following organizations and volunteers for their assistance:
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
- NASA Manned Space Flight Center, Houston, TX
- Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA.
- ILC Dover, DE
- Astronaut Thomas Jones, PHD
- Calvin Clark, Stan Piet and aircraft
- restoration team members
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