Tour the Chandra X-Ray Observatory’s Operations Control Center

Come tour the Chandra X-Ray Observatory’s Operations Control Center (OCC) from the comfort of your own home!

Created by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, this tour lets you walk through the facility virtually, while you learn about the mission of the Chandra spacecraft.

You’ll also hear from astronaut Eileen Collins, the commander of STS-93, the NASA mission that originally launched the spacecraft into orbit in 1999!

    About the

    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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