SPEED: Science in Motion – a fun, interactive special exhibition exploring the technology behind the fastest vehicles known to man – is now open to the public at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Designed and Produced by Scitech and Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, SPEED: Science in Motion is an immersive and fun adventure for all ages, testing minds and bodies in a unique and engaging environment.
SPEED: Science in Motion features the fastest vehicles mankind has every produced, including space ships, rockets, planes, trains, race cars, motorcycles, jet boats, and more!
Through simple explanations of complex ideas and demonstrations of how the laws of physics and complex mechanics combine with human reaction and response, the mysteries of these peak performance endeavors are revealed in a relatable and practical way.
SPEED: Science in Motion features exciting, interactive and informative exhibits complimented by in-depth support resources for children, parents and teachers alike.
“This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most iconic vehicles all in the same place for the first time ever,” said Jim Kidrick, President and CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “Throughout the entire year, SPEED: Science in Motion offers an exciting lineup of the fastest planes, jets, rockets, cars, motorcycles, boats, bicycles in the world."
Currently on display are some truly unique vehicles, including the American Eagle world speed record setter at 353 miles per hour, a 375 horsepower Chevy Rat Rod Dragster, a Dragonfly 850 CC Inboard Hydroplane, and a Mark 78A Race Motor from Mercury Marine Kiekhaefer.
Another one-of-a kind vehicle in SPEED is the Rose RP4 Air Racer Project, which was designed to fly at the Reno Air Races at speeds in excess of 600 miles per hour. Hanging above the Rose RP4 are two of the Museum’s own Formula One Air Racers which competed at the Reno Air Races.
Rounding out the vehicles currently on display in the special exhibition are a Model T Hot Rod, the B-29 Hot Rod, an iconic 1950 Cadillac 61 which competed at Le Mans, and a rare street-legal Formula One Race Car.
SPEED: Science in Motion runs through 2018. The exhibition is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets are available at the Museum's admissions desk.
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