New OMSI Exhibit Explores the Final Frontier

Visitors can learn what it would be like to live on a lunar space station at a new exhibit on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


Space: A Journey to Our Future opens at OMSI // (c) 2010

Space: A Journey to Our Future
opens at OMSI

Visitors can learn what it would be like to live on a lunar space station, touch a piece of the moon and understand how complicated yet crucial the Mars Rover mission is at a new exhibit on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry until May 31, 2010.

Space: A Journey to Our Future provides a detailed look at how far the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other space exploration pioneers have come since Alan Shepard became the first American to orbit the globe — and how much is left to explore.

Full of interactive and educational exhibits, Space: A Journey to Our Future features some unique attractions with appeal to all ages. Highlights include the Lunar Base Camp, which is a life-sized example of what a future station on the moon could look like, complete with a kitchen, sleeping areas and research stations. Clients can also see a collection of artifacts from the space program — everything from freeze-dried meals for astronauts to ion thrust engines and flight suits. And, there's a 360-degree theater that examines the future of space exploration.

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