Expanded Planetarium Honors Shepard, McAuliffe

From EagleTribune.com:

The new, 45,000-square-foot McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center opensĀ today with new interactive science exhibits, an expanded gift shop, cafe, and theater space.

The new Discovery Center is a major transformation of the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, built to honor the teacher who died on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission. The new center is also named for Derry, N.H., native Alan Shepard, the first American in space.