NASA is in Mars, Pennsylvania this weekend celebrating Mars’ New Year with Red Planet enthusiasts of the Keystone State for three days of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities. The goal is to encourage young people to pursue careers in in these critical fields of study that will enable NASA’s journey to Mars. Mars, Pennsylvania is located just north of Pittsburgh.
At the invitation of the borough of Mars, NASA is providing exhibits, booths and outreach activities at the celebration. Mars expert Jim Green, NASA’s director of Planetary Science at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, will deliver a keynote Saturday, June 20 about NASA’s journey to Mars. Green served as a technical consultant on the upcoming Fox Entertainment movie “The Martian.”
The town of Mars features a flying saucer sculpture, located at 16046 Pittsburgh Street.
For a complete listing of activities planned for the Mars New Year celebration in Pennsylvania, visit:www.marsnewyear.com
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