SPACE: A JOURNEY TO OUR FUTURE is created to ignite your desire for discovery, sparking your imaginations and inspiring new generations of explorers to dream of the possibilities that lie ahead.
This extraordinary exhibit, which will tour major Science Centers around the country over four years, gives audiences an opportunity to experience our past explorations and future destiny in space. Visitors to the exhibit are reminded that only through dreaming and exploration can we truly begin to live as inhabitants of this universe in which we find ourselves adrift. SPACE reintroduces audiences to generations of dreamers and thinkers who have at times risked their lives to give us all a better understanding of who we are and how we fit into the universe around us. Most importantly, we will meet today’s explorers who continue to understand more about our planet and how to protect it and are on the forefront of the search for answers to our questions about the beginning of our universe and what life exists out there. The exhibit reminds each visitor that it is these unknown questions of our existence that make us all the same, inexorably tied together on this fragile, blue planet. And, through this exhibit, we realize once again that it is a moral imperative for us as the human race and as a planet to continue the search for the answers.
- Touch the Moon and Mars–touch actual rocks from the lunar surface and the red planet
- Explore a future Lunar Base camp as you walk through a full-size space habitat and work pod
- Take a spin on a centrifuge that you power like a bicycle
- Get an up-close look at a wide range of artifacts from the space program
- Look far into the future of our exploration of the universe
- Experience the past, present and future of space through these and dozens of other displays, interactives and experiences