Friday, August 06, 2010

Mars Rover Lands at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana

Mars Rover  Discovery Science Center
A replica model of the Mars Rover, Curiosity is on display at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. Four interactive stations complete NASA Explores the Universe. At the Blueprints interactive, guests explore the Mars Science Laboratory as they learn about the parts, tools, even the wheels of this vehicle. Look through a microscope and compare rocks that might be found on mars at the Investigation Microscope. Guests will also learn about Curiosity’s mission and discover the marvels of the Red Planet. Curiosity is the next Mars rover, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011. When completed, the Curiosity will have a length of 9 feet and weigh 1,984 pounds including 176 pounds  of scientific instruments. The full scale Mars Rover It will be the same size as a Mini Cooper. The Discovery Science Center is Orange County’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, Taco Bell Discovery Science Center is better than ever! If you haven’t been lately, it’s been too long! Boeing Rocket Lab is now open, and it’s inside the Cube! Walk through the belly of a giant dinosaur in Dino Quest, feel the winds of a hurricane in a simulator and gear up for flying pucks in The Science of Hockey. Hundreds of thousands of students and families experience science, Southern California-style at Discovery Science Center each year. What will you discover? 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Calif., open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days