Wed, Apr 28, 2010
NASA Technology Showcased At Three Races This Year
No, it doesn't mean there will be
STP and Autolite logos on the next shuttle ... but from better
brakes and safer tires to heat-resistant paint and cleaner
emissions, NASA's contributions to the racing world will be
featured in the traveling exhibit: "From Rockets to Race Cars" the
weekend of April 30-May 1 at the Richmond International
Over the years, NASA has provided technology that not only helps
the racing world, but also improves conditions for all drivers
while helping to protect the environment. On display will be a
quarter-scale NASA Benefits Race Car as well as a Wheel Exhibit,
that includes a NASCAR tire, Shuttle tire, Lunar Rover tire, Lunar
Tweel (a non-pneumatic tire/wheel combination) and a Spring Tire
allowing fans the opportunity to see, touch and compare the wheels
of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Fans will get a shot at NASA Spin the Wheel where they can win
prizes if they answer NASA-related questions correctly. A "Rockets
to Race Car" photo opportunity will allow visitors to have a photo
taken with their own camera in which they look like they are
sitting in a NASA Race Car.
To find out what else NASA and NASCAR have in common, check out
the exhibit at select NASCAR races through June. NASA's "From
Rockets to Race Cars" will be at the following races:
- Richmond International Raceway, April 30-May 1.
- Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 29-30.
- Kentucky Speedway, June 11-12.
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