We are preparing the launch pad ready for the return of Scitech’s Astronaut exhibition coming in October.
This exciting interactive exhibition began life in the Scitech workshop in 2014 before opening as the feature exhibit at the Centre in late 2015. Since then, it has been traveling Planet Earth visiting science centres in North America including landing at NASA’s Space Center Houston museum to
inspire and educate families on the science behind becoming an astronaut.
“Having a Perth built space exhibition go to a US space centre and the most well-known one at that is pretty cool,” Scitech customer facing delivery general manager Craig Bloxsome said. “Our exhibitions do well at museums like NASA which mainly offer tours, as we can provide a hands-on,
interactive experience for families.”
Astronaut allows visitors to investigate the reality of what it takes to be a space explorer, from learning how to communicate in mission control to seeing a replica space toilet.
The first part of the exhibition takes you through the training process where you can have a go at some of the fitness, psychological and mental tests trainee astronauts would take. Then a simulation space shuttle takes you into space where you get to see what it’s like to live on a space station.
“Astronaut is about showing people how they can do science in space,” Craig said. “We want the next generation of Western Australian children to think that these are roles that could be available for them in the future,” he said. “We’re taking visitors to a place that they can’t normally access and
bringing them an out of world experience. Astronaut takes Scitech exhibitions to a whole new level.”
Astronaut will be launching at Scitech on October 24 2022.