Journey To Space

Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2010 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Games, Simulations, and Interactives, Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Public Events and Festivals, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
Engineering | Space science
Organization:
Science Museum of Minnesota
Description: 

Journey to Space will be a large-scale traveling exhibition that simulates a journey to the International Space Station (ISS), allows visitors to explore the physical properties of low gravity environments, and introduces some of the engineering and technology that makes it possible to live and work in space. A collaborative project led by the Science Museum of Minnesota joined by the California Science Center and the three other members of the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative, the exhibition will encourage museum visitors 1) to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells that astronauts experience traveling to, and living in, space; 2) to engage as problem solvers with some of the unique engineering challenges that must be solved to support living and working in space; and 3) to experience life aboard the International Space Station interpreted through the voices of engineers, scientists, and astronauts. In addition to the exhibition, the project will include a public website and a two-year youth program for underserved teens that will result in a three-day Celebration of Space Exploration Chautauqua aimed especially at underserved families in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The exhibition will tour to twelve major science museums across North America and reach upwards of three and a quarter million families, adults, teachers, and students over six years.

Funder(s): 
NASA
Award Number: 
NNX10AK10G
Funding Amount: 
1248959

Team Members

Eric JollyEric JollyPrincipal Investigator
Paul MartinCo-Principal Investigator
J. Shipley NewlinJ. Shipley NewlinCo-Principal Investigator

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