Space Center Houston Kids with AstronautA new exhibit featuring all things moon, Mars and asteroids is coming to the Space Center Houston!

Be the Astronaut, an exhibit launching in October 2021 will share with young and old alike, the experience of what it means to go off on a space mission. 

Be the Astronaut Exhibit Space Center Houston – Interplanetary Exploration

Pilot a space capsule and other simulated machines to know more about the technology working in deep space. Image courtesy: Space Center Houston

At this immersive fall exhibit, visitors can go on a journey of the moon, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter and beyond, learn how astronauts prepare for a mission, drive a rover, use robotic arms and plan missions in two dimensions and fly in three dimensions.

In the interactive exhibit presented by Eureka Exhibits and Repsol, you can actually land on multiple worlds and get a chance to navigate a simulated mission derived from NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) space probe data.

What’s more, you can take the pilot seat of a space capsule and understand what it feels like to be a real-life astronaut!

Be the Astronaut Exhibit – An immersive experience for children

The exhibit has been designed with the aim of inspiring children to think and learn more about deep space exploration. Image courtesy: Space Center Houston

The exhibition has been curated especially keeping in mind the innate curiosity that so many kids have about the outer space.

One of the aims of the exhibit is to explore the solar system using interactive technology that inspires the next generation to learn more about space and the science involved in designing and taking off on space missions.

And what could be more fun than learning these concepts through the practical experience of a simulated rocket launch and dabbling in hands-on technologies? Here, children are invited to think about the science behind deep space exploration with simulated and guided interactive models!

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Be the Astronaut Exhibit Space Center Houston – Guidelines and Other Details

When: Saturday, 2 October 2021 
Where: Space Center Houston, 1601 Nasa Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
How much: Included in general admission

COVID Guidelines: In following the CDC guidelines, masks are required for all guests ages 2 and up. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask at all times. For more details click here.


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