New Hands-On Exhibit
Upstairs on the Mezzanine is TASM's new exciting discovery-based hands-on exhibit the "RadioActive Flight!" Remote controlled flight simulator allows future pilots to experience flight. Choose from a selection of aircraft to fly and challenge your skills.
This worldwide R/C simulator helps visitors of all ages experience the challenges of flight. Whether you are a brand new pilot picking up your first trainer model, or a seasoned veteran practicing for your next big competition, Phoenix has everything you need to take your skills to the next level.
Spartan Executive Model 12
Near the end of World War II Tulsa’s Spartan Aircraft Company was looking for a new product to take them into the post-war era and that product was the Spartan Executive Model 12. Only one was built and that one is now part of the TASM collection.
A TRAVELING EXHIBITION
NOW THROUGH JANUARY 6TH, 2014!
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically
SATELLITE ACTIVITY AREA: Young visitors are just beginning to think about Earth, space, and the solar system.
activity area encourages families to explore these topics together through creative, open-ended
he latest news from NASA’s Earth observing satellites.
HOW HIGH ARE THE SATELLITES?: How far above us do satellites orbit? Where is the International Space Station?
When you are in an airplane, are you as high as a satellite? Using an air-powered bar graph, visitors send balls shooting up a large profile of the Earth’s atmosphere, revealing the orbit and flight altitudes of satellites, space stations, weather balloons, airplanes, and more. Visitors can compare and contrast the height of satellites.
SATELLITE ORBIT: This exhibit offers a dramatic demonstration of how satellites orbit the Earth and capture images of the entire planet. With the turn of a crank, visitors send a satellite spinning around a rotating model Earth. An ultraviolet light from the satellite leaves a phosphorescent trail, painting a clear picture of the satellite’s path.
resource use are changing the Earth’s lands, oceans, and climate? At this exhibit three rotating cubes,
featuring modern and
historic satellite images, illustrate some of the important environmental changes that NASA’s
one side and a detailed, one-meter resolution image of downtown Manhattan on the other. Visitors are introduced to the importance of scale and resolution as they compare these images captured by two different satellite missions. An accompanying activity encourages visitors to search for details, such as the smoke from a Montana wildfire, which is visible on the image of North America.
and highlights several of NASA’s important satellite missions. On one side, visitors can study the classic
marble” image of the Earth. On the other side are nine images of the planet, each created using
hurricanes in history slammed into the Florida Coast, causing an estimated 15 billion dollars in damage.
This interactive hurricane tracking
map tells visitors the story of Hurricane Charley and challenges them to predict Charley’s
landfall location based on real satellite data. Visitors use a magnetic “puck” to trace the path of the
A VIEW FROM SPACE was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).