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The California Science Center will take an in-depth look at the hazards and the possibilities involved in human space exploration in “Journey to Space: Exhibition and 3D Film,” running Oct. 29 through May 8. The pairing of the exhibition and 3D film offers a vision of the future for living and working in space.
Exhibition visitors will learn about the vacuum of space, radiation, meteoroids and temperature extremes. They will also learn about weightlessness and how it affects the body during a long-term space mission. Using games, multimedia components and interactive exhibits, guests will find out how astronauts eat, sleep and use the restroom in space. They’ll encounter firsthand the difficulties of working in space – from operating a robotic arm as astronauts on the space shuttle do, to managing the finite power supply available to keep life support systems running, and discovering why working in a pressurized glove in the vacuum of space is so difficult.
“Journey to Space: The Exhibition” features a full-scale replica of the Destiny Lab, the primary research facility for U.S. payloads on the ISS. Guests stepping into the Destiny Lab’s rotating mechanism will have their sense of direction challenged as the astronauts who have worked there give them a virtual tour.
The “Journey to Space 3D” film showcases the plans NASA and the space community are developing and the challenges they must overcome to carry out future missions that once seemed impossible, such as landing astronauts on Mars.
Looking ahead to the future, the film explores the newest technology in space exploration, including “Orion,” NASA’s first spacecraft designed to carry humans on long-duration deep space exploration missions. It also details “Olympus,” an inflatable transportation habitat that will provide astronauts the work area and living space necessary for long-duration missions.
Tickets for “Journey to Space: The Exhibition” and “Journey to Space 3D” are available online at www.californiasciencecenter.org.
California Science Center is located at 700 Exposition Park Dr.