For as long as we’ve been gazing skyward, humanity has had an innate fascination with space. Now, the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world is set to land on our doorstep, as NASA – A Human Adventure is unveiled at Queensland Museum.
As planet Earth celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year, Queensland Museum will be tipping its space helmet to mankind’s exploration of space as it becomes the first Australian museum to host NASA – A Human Adventure.
From 15 March, you can dig deeper into our history of space travel and rocket science, and explore the incredible ride that has been our universal pursuit of the unknown.
Marvel at more than 250 artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs, including:
- Space-flown objects
- A collection of space suits
- Full-scale replicas
No detail has been overlooked in the preparation of this exhibition, with everything from space food to moon boots making an appearance.
The full-scale replicas on show include the front section of NASA’s iconic Space Shuttle, Lunar Rover, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space crafts and Soviet robotic lunar rover Lunokhod. And you will be able to climb inside some of the spacecraft.
The sum of these mind-boggling artefacts chronicles the history of space exploration – from the visionaries who could only dream of what the future might hold, to the early pioneers of human space travel, and the wizards whose extraordinary developments in space technology have pushed the human experience and broadened our understanding of the world.
So why now for Queensland Museum's largest ever exhibition?
The museum has recently undergone extensive redevelopment, and this exhibition promises to be the start of a new era of exhibition programming. It will travel to Brisbane from Milan in Italy.
This exhibition will be held in newly refurbished 1000-square-metre space and spread across two levels. Other new gallery spaces recently opened include SparkLab – the new Sciencentre experience – and Anzac Legacy.
About the image
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, an Expedition 38 flight engineer, participates in the second of the two spacewalks of the mission on December 24, 2013. The spacewalks were spread over a four-day period and were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the International Space Station. He was joined on both spacewalks by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, whose image shows up in Hopkins' helmet visor. Photo courtesy of NASA.
NASA – A Human Adventure
15 March 2019 – 9 October 2019
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