We invite you review our portfolio of past events to better understand how CTS has solved communication challenges for other clients –and how we might help and inspire you.
NASA Apollo 50th on the National Mall
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum will help lead a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions. With our renowned collection and expertise, programming across the country, and activities in Washington, DC, we hope to spark a national conversation about the past, present and future of innovation and exploration. CTS was selected to provide NASA complete delivery, setup and installation services for this high-profile and historic, multiple-day event in our Nations’ capitol.
DARPA DRC Expo
In 2015 DARPA was host to the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals at The Fairplex in Pomona, California. The DRC is a two day competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. The 100,000 square feet of outdoor exposition space featured displays where students and future scientists could meet with both technology developers and emergency responders, and try their hand at controlling robots and other automated gadgets. CTS designed, fabricated and installed DARPA’s 36,500 square feet of displays introducing the public to the agency as the host of this competition, educate them to its history, accomplishments, mission and model for achieving success, and explain the potential role of robots in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance and how the DARPA-sponsored Challenge aims to further that cause. CTS successfully accomplished this event in conjunction with our several capable vendors and other rental resources to produce and install: • 2,350 linear ft. of 12” box truss • 12,000 sq. ft. of printed graphics • two jumbotrons • an eight screen media wall • eight touchscreen inter-actives • 4 data entry kiosks • 2 vehicle displays • 20 running loop monitors • 1,600 sq. ft. applied asphalt graphics • 1,600 sq. ft. fabric mesh ceiling graphics • Various robotic display cases
White House Astronomy Night (Public Event 2009)
Capitol Tradeshow Services provided installation and event services to NASA for the one night event... with almost two hundred middle-school students, celebrities, amateur astronomers personally invited to look through “a couple dozen small telescopes, and several NASA mini-planetarium,” set up on the White House south lawn.
Capitol Tradeshow Services designed a lightweight airbrushed fabric frame structure to represent the “human brain”. This unique exhibit provided the visitors with interesting science facts in a fun interactive way. It has a raised platform with motion sensor LED lights, back-lit graphics with question & answer fact learning stations and video loop monitors.
NASA Folklife Festival
CTS handled all aspects of planning for this multi-organizational event for NASA held on the National Mall in Washington DC from June 25-29 and July 2-6, 2008. Attendance for this event over a two-week period was estimated to be over 1,500,000 attendees. This major cultural event showcased the role that the men and women of NASA have played in broadening the horizons of American science and culture, as well as the role that they will continue to play in helping to shape the future by stirring the public imagination. As the largest annual cultural event in the U.S. capital, CESi is honored to have provided support to NASA for this event.
CTS currently works with NASA on all of their domestic and international shows through our GSA Multiple Awards Schedule contract. In the spring of 2004, CESi fabricated a new 40x40 interactive exhibit for the Farnborough Air Show in England. CESi detailed, fabricated and produced all exhibit components for the central exhibit display area. After the show, the exhibit returned to the U.S. and was stored for upcoming events including the Presidential inauguration “Black Tie and Boots” showcased in DC.
NASA Space Shuttle Grand Openings
CTS provided installation, event services, and signage to NASA for the one night grand opening events to varying degrees depending on location.
Presidential Inaugural Parade 2013
On Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013, at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB) in Washington, Steve LaDrew, with Capitol Tradeshow Services, adjusts the Mastcam on a replica of the Mars Curiosity Rover. The NASA float participated in the Inaugural Parade honoring President Barack Obama.