To infinity and beyond
Four exhibits at 'NASA – A Human Adventure' that will take you out of this world.
If you’re an intergalactic nerd (like me), then get ready to squeal!
Held at the ArtScience Museum, NASA – A Human Adventure is an out-of-this-world exhibition that will bring you, and we quote Buzz Lightyear, to infinity and beyond!
With replicas of space vehicles, astronaut food and jaw-dropping exhibitions of flight decks, this exhibition is definitely a once in a light-year opportunity.
Now, before you start taking off, here are the four things you should check out at NASA – A Human Adventure.
1. Legit spacesuits from the 60s
You can now walk into an astronaut’s closet and see their dope and original spacesuits that were worn during missions in outer space.
The walk-in wardrobe also includes Apollo overalls and liquid cooling suits worn by astronauts on board the space shuttle. Not forgetting the most fashionable headwear, and accessories like gloves and boots too!
Fun fact: There are more than 10 layers of material fitted in each spacesuit. Each layer has its own unique functions to aid and protect the spacewalker.
2. An unforgettable anti-gravity ride
Now, this exhibit will take you out of this world!
The G-force accelerator is better than your average rollercoaster ride, and trust me, I love rollercoasters.
Although it’s a short one-minute ride that simulates the take-off of the 1961 Mercury Liberty Bell 7, it’s a heart-pounding experience that withstands gravitational forces of up to 2G.
2G may not sound like much, but it gave me more than the experience of flying into outer space. I also left with a headache and feeling nauseas.
It only makes me wonder how the real astronauts do it.
3. Life-like space vehicles
The exhibition also had full-scale replicas of the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle and Lunokhod 2. These vehicles were used on the moon for travelling and collecting data respectively.
These well designed replicas look like the real deal, and I could easily imagine the astronauts going for a ride on the vehicle across the moon.
In fact, producer and exhibition curator, Jukka Nurminen told us that one of the vehicles is still up on the moon. Let me know if any of you saw it on the #Supermoon.
4. The interior of a space shuttle
If you’ve ever dreamed of being in the front seat of a space shuttle, this replica of a space shuttle is made for you.
The exhibition holds a life-size duplicate of the interior of a space shuttle. You’ll get a first-hand (and very exciting) view of a space shuttle from the pilot’s seat.