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NASA – A Human Adventure blasts off at Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum’s largest ever exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure, will open its doors to the public tomorrow in what will be the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world.

Minister for the Arts and Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch said NASA – A Human Adventure is the first exhibition to be hosted in Queensland Museum’s newly refurbished space, following a $3.25 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government.

“I am over the moon to have this exhibition now ready to open at Queensland Museum at the same time as we are celebrating World Science Festival across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“Queensland will be the only Australian host of NASA – A Human Adventure during the 2019 yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

“With more than 250 items on display, including original space-flown objects, this exhibition will definitely delight every space enthusiast.”

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones said securing NASA – A Human Adventure in Brisbane was proof of Brisbane’s growing reputation as a world-class event host.

“The Palaszczuk Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, supports events because they mean jobs in the tourism sector,” Ms Jones said

“To have NASA – A Human Adventure here in Brisbane is a real coup for Queensland.

“Exhibits like this excite space enthusiasts the world over so we know this initiative will be a boon for our tourism industry.”

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said it was an exciting day for Queensland Museum.

“The opening of NASA – A Human Adventure represents a number of milestones for Queensland Museum, not only are we hosting our largest exhibition, but we have just officially launched our new 1000 square metre exhibition space, which will allow the museum to host similar world-class exhibits in the future,” he said.

“After a year of redevelopment, we now have all levels of the museum operating and ready for the opening of World Science Festival Brisbane next week.”

NASA – A Human Adventure tells the story of space travel and the history of rocket science and space flight through an exciting array of objects including some awe-inspiring full-sized and scaled replicas.

Spread across two levels, this will be Queensland Museum’s largest exhibition and is opening just before activities kick off in the city as part of World Science Festival Brisbane next week.

Highlights of the exhibition include several space-flown items, rocket engines, a remarkable collection of space suits, and several full scale replicas including the front section of NASA’s iconic Space Shuttle, Lunar Rover, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space crafts and Soviet robotic lunar rover Lunokhod.

Showcasing the remarkable achievements of space travel, NASA – A Human Adventure will run at Queensland Museum from 15 March – 9 October 2019.

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Photo courtesy of NASA.