Science and engineering festival comes to DC

If you’re around the Washington, DC metro area next weekend, here’s something for you. It’s the USA Science and Engineering festival, and if you’ve ever wanted to talk to [Adam] and [Jamie] from Mythbusters, [Bill Nye], and several astronauts, this is where you should be next weekend.

This is the second USA Science and Engineering festival. The first festival, brought to bear because of an act of congress. The last festival was highly successful (and fun), so we can’t wait to see the reports from next weekend roll in. This time around, there will be scale models of the Orion Service Module, an F-22 cockpit Demonstrator, and a demonstion of an F-35 taking off vertically. Yep, Lockheed Martin is hosting this festival, but it’s still cool.

Even though the website makes it seem this festival is geared towards children, we’re sure we’d have a blast visiting. Here’s a solution: borrow a niece or nephew and show them what engineering can do.

We have to note you can also visit the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center while you’re in DC. It’s just a short Metro ride (with a bus transfer) from the convention center where the festival will be taking place. We highly recommend the tour of the facility. If anyone knows if you can see the space shuttles Discovery and Enterprise at the Udvar-Hazy center next weekend, drop us a line. We’ll amend our DC ‘look at cool stuff’ recommendations.

Tip ‘o the hat to [Paul] for sending this one in.

Comments

  1. Joe says:

    Discovery is permanently on public display at Udvar-Hazy now.

    Enterprise is outside the museum and already mated to the SCA, it was supposed to go to JFK on Monday but that’s been postponed for weather at the beginning of the week, so it may or may not still be there by next weekend.

  2. jedi says:

    “Here’s a solution: borrow a niece or nephew and show them what engineering can do.” if you’re implying that HaD readers have a lower reproduction rate than similarly aged non-HaD readers.. You are very correct, sir :)

  3. Malikaii says:

    Envy.

  4. USASEF Volunteer says:

    No need to bring kids… It’s fun for all ages. All the booths are interactive and the Mondo Spider will be there too.

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