“Satellites: Transforming Our Lives,” a new permanent exhibit now open to the public, focuses on how satellites affect our everyday lives and offers a glimpse into the future of the industry. The history of satellites and an examination of the key issues, challenges and applications related to satellite technology are also part of the exhibit.
“We are grateful that the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council was given the opportunity by the National Electronics Museum to contribute to this amazing exhibit,” said David Logsdon, senior director of the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council. “We expect more than 50,000 school kids will visit the museum exhibit over the next year and we hope that this exhibit will help to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.”
Logsdon said the member companies of the Council provided valuable input for one of the interactive exhibits titled “What Can We Do With Satellites,” which focuses on the benefits of satellites in the areas of communications, weather and remote sensing, navigation, and GPS. Using a touch screen, visitors can choose one of six general topics such as farming, the environment, news, or entertainment. Opening each topic unveils more information, presented with clear, insightful text and stunning imagery. The interactive exhibit shows the viewer how satellites work, what they can do, and the benefits of satellite technology.
“Visitors are immersed into the real world of satellites,” Logsdon explained. “Whether its tracking a storm or navigating around a strange city, satellites are there to help.”
Founded in 2000, the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council represents all sectors of the space industry, including commercial, civil, and national security interests. Collectively, the Council brings a unique voice to policy discussions centered on space and innovative technology convergence, exploration, and the impact of the space program on economic prosperity and national security.
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National Electronics Museum
From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world. Located near Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), the museum receives corporate support by Northrop Grumman. As the founders envisioned it, the museum is a place for visitors to be exposed to technological achievements and advances. For more information, please visit here.