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2014 VEDA Spring Conference Opening Reception
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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.

Community Partnerships:

  • 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
Size: 110,000 square feet; nine stories on 2.2 acres
Organization: A non-profit 501-C3 corporation governed by a Board of Directors

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.
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