Space exploration: up close and personal
During the last several decades U.S. space exploration caught the imagination of the public in a manner seldom seen in world history. Important pieces of this history are on display at PARI today.
The PARI collection includes NASA and space memorabilia collected by Friends of PARI volunteer Alex Alexander, who worked 34 years in the space industry and operated satellites that were deployed by the Space Shuttle.
PARI is one of the few sites in the country selected to receive Space Shuttle artifacts and currently displays a number of items, many of which actually flew in space.
The Exhibit Gallery is also home to several satellites and models, some which have been donated to PARI and others on long-term loans from the Smithsonian Institution and NASA.
Here’s a sampling of what you can see: