Visitors to the Waterloo Region Museum this winter will get a hands-on, climb-aboard experience in which it takes to live and work in space. This new interactive exhibition called Journey to Space Launches February 1, 2019.
"Our new Journey to place exhibition is very timid, as Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jack has just begun his mission and will be the first Canadian to visit the International Space Station since Chris Hadfield visited in 2013," said Adèle Hempel, Manager / Curator of the Waterloo Museums Region.
Using a hands-on and large-scale interactive exhibits and multimedia components (including interviews with personnel sharing parts of life in place), the exhibition site gives visitors an overview of the extraordinary conditions of human space travel, as well as the unique Challenges and rewards of life on board the International Space Station.
Visitors will see relics of the last fifty years of exploration – including Neil Armstrong gloves from Apollo 11. They will explore the conditions that make space travel so dangerous and try out some of the engineering technology that makes life and research possible in space . Visitors will experience the sights, sounds, and smells on board an orbit space station like the International Space Station. Journey to Space offers a fun and engaging experience for visitors of all ages.
The Journey to Place Exhibition was created by the Science Museum of Minnesota and the California Science Center with the support of NASA.