Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Infinity opens this week

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- The $30 million, 72,000-square-foot Infinity Science Center opens to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday. Infinity is just west of the Mississippi Welcome Center, off Interstate 10 at Exit 2, and officials expect it to be a major tourist attraction. The center showcases the activities of NASA and the 30 agencies at NASA's nearby Stennis Space Center. Exhibits include the Science Express, Science on a Sphere and the Space Gallery. The outdoor exhibits include an F-1 rocket engine, like the ones that powered Saturn V rockets used in the Apollo program. The ribbon-cutting, not open to the public, is set for Wednesday. (Sources: Mississippi Press, 04/09/12, New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04/10/12)