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Think the USA Science & Engineering Festival is just for the technologically savvy minded with an interest in science and math? Think again. It's for everyone from all walks of life.

In the span of two days, April 26-27, the Washington Convention Center will be transformed into a whirling array of opportunities – from F-35 flight simulation to a chance to pilot an Orion space flight and a chance to test a repellant lab coat with super soakers – that will be beyond fun.

Lockheed Martin has a couple of exciting opportunities to further enhance your experience:

orion• The free 2014 Lockheed Martin USASEF mobile application –available in iTunes and Google Play– provides students with a virtual passport to journey through the exciting technologies and hands-on demonstrations within Lockheed Martin's 56,000 square foot exhibit space. Student participants ages 18 and under will have a chance to earn up to six prizes after completing the demonstrations.

• If you like taking selfies then show us what you've got with the #scifestselfies contest. There are two chances to win an iPad mini each day. Be sure to read the official rules.

Attendees will also have the chance to hear from former "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar; connect with former NBA professionals Theo Ratliff and Jerome Williams; see science comedian Brian Malow; watch liquid nitrogen demonstrations with Mr. Freeze; hear from NASA astronauts; and experience many more stage shows.

The biennial festival was co-founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin's Ray O. Johnson, senior vice president and chief technology officer. The country's only national science festival is free, and will feature more than 800 STEM organizations presenting hands-on, fun science activities.