updated 05:55 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2003
Science@NASA is sponsoring a new , which begins a 2-year tour of U.S. libraries this month: "Fun activities on flat-screen [iMacs] allow curious minds to puzzle over floating water droplets and spherical candle flames, marvel at the beauty of the Earth seen from orbit, and learn what living in space is really like." The "NASA @ your library" exhibit-stand houses six flat-screen iMac computers for visitors, which are supplied by Apple. The iMacs run an interactive, multimedia presentation. NASA says the goal of the exhibit, called "NASA @ your library", is to use the "cool factor" of space to "interest children in math and science, and to make people aware of the unique benefits of doing science in orbit."