UAA Planetarium to host Orion spacecraft launch viewing party

by Michelle Saport  |   

Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30-8 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220

UAA Planetarium is hosting a launch party for the Orion Spacecraft. NASA's new spacecraft is built to send humans farther than ever before and is launching into space for the first time Dec. 5.

A viewing of the launch will begin the event. As the capsule is orbiting around the planet, we will have hands-on activities, giveaways and a live Skype Q-and-A period with one of the engineers, Nick Wellner, straight from NASA Johnson Space Center!

The event will end with a viewing of the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean and the retrieval of the capsule by the U.S. Navy ship, the USS Anchorage.

For more information, contact us at or (907) 786-1838.

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, but has been moved to coincide with NASA's new launch date. For more information, visit

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