Nebraska City library to host NASA exhibit

For those who can’t make it to Texas or Florida to visit a NASA museum, one is coming to you, at least to Nebraska City. Louan Beard, assistant director of the town’s public library, says real items like a spacesuit will be on display at their facility in southeast Nebraska.

Beard found out that NASA will loan out its displays and models for the cost of shipping only and she wanted to bring in a major opportunity. Rather than someone having to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Texas, she says, “we are going to bring space to Nebraska.”

Beard says in addition to the actual spacesuit, there will be a detailed, scale model of the space shuttle. The model is eight-and-a-half feet tall. There’s also a ten-panel display of the shuttle with a total of 66 pictures depicting life and work in space.

“One of our goals is to get kids to dream,” Beard says. “There’s no limit to what you can be and if you want to be an astronaut, be an astronaut.”

There will be a Lego space shuttle contest and a coloring contest, hands-on children’s activities and special hours for the exhibit. It’ll be at the Nebraska City library from September 5th to October 31st.

Thanks to Kristan Gray, KMA, Shenandoah

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