U.S. Senator Gary Peters will join the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum for the opening of its new interactive exhibit, “Space: A Journey to Our Future” on Thursday, Nov. 10.
At noon Peters will hold a forum with Grand Rapids-area students, who are focused on science, technology, engineering and math to discuss future career and education opportunities related to the space program. At 7 p.m., Peters will deliver the opening lecture for the exhibit, where he will discuss the future of NASA and Michigan’s role in its missions.
Peters serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, which oversees agencies such as NASA, the National Science Foundation and is responsible for science, technology, engineering and math research and development. In his role as Ranking Member, he is working to pass bipartisan legislation to increase investments in basic science and research; expand opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and math education; and further NASA’s missions in science, space technology, aeronautics, exploration and education.
The new exhibit focuses on the past, present and future of the U.S. space program and will be on display at the Museum until May 29. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is located at 303 Pearl St. NW.