following article appeared February 13, 2004 in the
Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to live on
the moon? Well, here's your chance to try on a space suit and
take a journey to the future. The Museum of Discovery and
Science on Saturday opens it's new IMAX film, "Space
Station-3D", and accompanying the film's opening is a
special exhibit on loan from Richard Newman, a long time
collector of space artifacts and owner of HighTechScience.org
Visitors will have the opportunity to see original pieces of
space history as they exit the Blockbuster IMAX theater on the
museums second floor.
The Out-of-this-World Collection will be on display through
August to support the IMAX space station film narrated by Tom
Cruise and set 220 miles above the Earth. The exhibit includes
Russian and American space suits, space gloves, an original
launch from the Soyuz shuttle, a main control panel from the
Toru docking system and flight helmets from various countries.
Models originally made for the Russian space agency will also
be on display along with an actual cockpit window from the
Buran space shuttle. All artifacts are documented and will be accompanied
by detailed descriptions of their origin and purpose.
For the opening, there will be special space' themed
activities from noon till 4PM Saturday-Monday and a
presentation by astrophysicist Doctor Roger Dube at the museum
after each "Space Station 3D" showing. Dube worked
on some of the equipment aboard the (International) space
The Museum of Discovery and Science is open daily, from
10AM - 5PM Monday through Saturday and noon - 6PM
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