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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-01-2013 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Sunday (June 30), the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, Illinois, opened a permanent exhibit dedicated to the late astronaut Janice Voss. The exhibit features items donated by Voss and her family.
Among the donated items are one of Voss's flight suits, the Illinois flag she took on one of her missions in space and dedicated to Discovery Center, and the hand impression she made on one of her visits to our museum. The exhibition also features the helmet Voss wore on all her training missions in a T-38.

There is a video Discovery Center created from hours of footage shot in space during Voss's missions. Much of the video features Voss herself describing the missions, the experiments the astronauts conducted in space, and breathtaking shots of Earth. In the video, visitors can see where and how astronauts sleep, wash their hair and shave, exercise and even dance!

In addition to the artifacts in the exhibition, there is also an interactive station where visitors can design a mission patch to take home. Before each shuttle mission, crews worked together to create a patch capturing the essence of their mission. Visitors can view all five of Voss's mission patches.

Linda Voss
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posted 07-31-2013 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Linda Voss   Click Here to Email Linda Voss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The discovery Center in Janice's hometown, Rockford, IL, opened a new exhibit to Janice. Our family donated two flight suits, the shuttle bolt from one of her launches, her T-38 flight helmet and other objects. The WIFR-TV Rockford, IL (7/1) website reports the Discovery Center Museum unveiled a new permanent exhibit on Sunday. The museum wants the exhibit to be an "inspiration to visitors."

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