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Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration
November 19, 2011 - August 12, 2012


Beyond Planet Earth features a full-sized re-creation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging computer interactive exhibits. Learn about robotic missions that are currently headed deeper into our own solar system, and explore some possible missions of the future: returning humans to the Moon, landing on and deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, or traveling to Mars - and perhaps even establishing colonies there.

Dr. Mark Garlick - an illustrator and astrophysicist - created this moonscape depicting a lunar elevator, a liquid mirror telescope, and a bulldozer mining for helium - 3, some of the exciting technologies featured in the new exhibition.

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Dates

November 19, 2011 -
August 12, 2012

Dates Every hour
10:30-4:30

Dates 3rd Floor Gallery


Beyond Planet Earth Download full floor Plan