EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Insights Science Discovery is presenting 2023 El Paso Space Festival, a week-long celebration of space exploration, innovation, and the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. The fifth annual event kicks off this Friday, September 22nd and runs through Saturday, September 30th.
Nestled near the birthplace of the U.S. space program, the White Sands Missile Range, and surrounded by a burgeoning commercial space industry in the U.S. Southwest corridor, El Paso is the perfect setting for this cosmic event. The festival showcases the rich history of local, regional, and global space endeavors while highlighting the region's significant contributions to space exploration. With key landmarks such as the Blue Origin Launch site in Van Horn, the Midland Spaceport, Virgin Galactic at Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences, NM, and the SpaceX Starbase in Boca Chica, TX, the festival will spotlight the remarkable developments in the space industry that have been occurring in the Southwest.
This year's festival promises an immersive experience for attendees, featuring a diverse array of hands on activities, highly interactive exhibits, and simulation experiences. While rooted in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), the festival will also explore the artistic and literary aspects of space exploration, demonstrating how "space" has inspired creativity and imagination. Beyond the mysteries of outer space, the festival will delve into the profound impact of space innovations on Earth. From communication and imaging satellites to their role in connecting us to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the festival will emphasize how space technology has transformed our daily lives and influenced global sustainability efforts. One of the festival's focal points will be the increasing opportunities for anyone interested in becoming an active "space" explorer. Insights Science Discovery invites the local community to join in the discussion about what it means to be part of the future of space exploration.
The complete festival schedule is available at https://www.insightselpaso.org/space-festival.