Above and Beyond, April 21-Sept. 9
HOUSTON, March 7, 2018 – Space Center Houston announces its new summer exhibit Above and Beyond, set to give guests a high-flying experience into the future of aerospace technology April 21-Sept. 9.
“Earn your wings and discover the innovations that bring flight to life,” said the center’s President and CEO William T. Harris. “Become a part of the future of flight and pilot your own mission in an immersive aerospace experience.”
Above and Beyond, presented by Boeing and made possible locally by Coca-Cola, explores the advances in aviation and aerospace and the technologies that result when flight and innovation unite.
Inside Above and Beyond, guests will be welcomed by a wraparound theater that highlights the epic quest to challenge the limits of flight. Stories from past and present aerospace pioneers set the stage for the exhibition’s hands-on, interactive experiences.
A space elevator simulation will take guests to the edge of the universe. They can design and test a supersonic fighter jet to face off in a virtual high-speed flying competition. A flying simulation with motion-sensing technology gives a sense of what it’s like to fly like a bird, all while exploring the forces of flight.
“Sparking an interest in the wonder of aerospace at an early age is a priority for Boeing,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer. “Above and Beyond provides future engineers, pilots or astronauts with an interactive glimpse into how they can achieve their dreams and inspire them to pursue careers in science and technology.”
Above and Beyond is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Tickets are available online at spacecenter.org or at the door. Prices range from $24.95 for children to $29.95 for adults with discounts for seniors and members of the military. Become a member and come back free as often as you like for one year, plus get free parking after the first visit.
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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.
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