Exploration Station

Exploration Station Neighborhood Earth: A history

Our newest exhibit, Exploration Station, an 80-inch touchscreen, presents the latest in media visualizations and datasets from all four of the sciences in a mini-theater, and explains how all of Earth is one connected neighborhood when you look at it from NASA’s viewpoint in space. Visitors explore our home planet like a NASA scientist, discovering how satellite technology provides clues about the life, air and water around us. The exhibit is highly interactive, with several digital and hands-on activities focused on ice cores, fresh water availability, active sensing, agriculture, and more. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a multi-sensory touch experience that lets visitors discover how air, water, and life intersect across the world through NASA visualizations. The exhibit focuses on the field observations visitors can upload for atmosphere, biosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere, to help NASA expand what we know about the Earth system.

Exploration Station was developed by the The Goddard Visitor Center.