VEDA’s Conference Opening Reception will be at the Virginia Air & Space Center, just a very short walk from the hotel.
Located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of America’s space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30historic aircraft, a hands-on space gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more! Your imagination will soar as you launce a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, program Mars rovers for a mission, become an air traffic controller, fly and airplane, and climb aboard a WWII bomber. Come face to face with the Apollo 12 Command Module that went to the moon, a Mars meteorite, a three-billion-year-old moon rock, a DC-9 passenger jet, a replica 1903 Wright flier, and more.History
NASA Partnership: The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base.
- Capital construction cost of $30 million
- Developed through the joint efforts of the City of Hampton and NASA Langley Research Center
- Initially funded through a combination of city funds, state grants and private philanthropy
- Current operations funded primarily through earned revenue, with additional support from NASA Langley Research Center and private philanthropy
Opened: April 5, 1992 The VEDA Conference Opening Reception will begin at 6:00 pm at the Virginia Air and Space Center. Be sure to get to Hampton on Thursday evening to catch up with colleagues and mix and mingle with other VEDA members and guests.
Size: 110,000 square feet; nine stories on 2.2 acres
Organization: A non-profit 501-C3 corporation governed by a Board of Directors