Thanks to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation and the Main Street Arts at the Carnegie, the Mt. Vernon High School will be hosting a NASA traveling exhibit called “Apollo and the Next Giant Leap.” The public is welcome to attend the Opening Night on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The opening night (only) will feature an actual moon rock, in addition to the exhibit in the Media Center. The full exhibit of NASA artifacts and models will be on display with portions in the Media Center and at the Main Street Arts at the Carnegie Gallery from November 6 through December 13, 2019.
Specifically, the “Apollo and the Next Giant Leap” exhibit features NASA’s Apollo missions which have blazed a path to the Moon. A unique collection of exhibits and artifacts will showcase the amazing achievements of Apollo. Additional exhibits will showcase NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, and the Orion spacecraft that power the Artemis program. NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. Then, using what is learned on and around the Moon, NASA will take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
Visitors may see the exhibit during school hours (7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.). Non-students, ages 18+ will need to scan their state identification card through the district’s visitor management system, Lobby Guard. Thanks to the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation, there is no fee for visitors to experience this space encounter.
The Main Street Arts at the Carnegie will be displaying additional Apollo exhibits and NASA literature for distribution. The Main Street Arts at the Carnegie is located at 115 N. Main Street, Fortville, IN 46040 and will be open Saturdays from 1 - 4 p.m. during the exhibit, or by special appointment. Thanks to the Hancock County Tourism Board, Hancock Regional Hospital, Fortville Action, Inc., and the Town of Fortville, there is no fee to visit.
See the PHOTO GALLERY HERE.