Space Zone

Space DiscoverySPACE DISCOVERY

Space Suit

Explore a life-size replica of an EVA suit that astronauts wear when they need to do work outside their spacecraft. Space suits must be worn to keep astronauts alive in the extreme environment of outer space.

Space Suits
  • SPACE SUITS PROVIDE:

    • Stable internal pressure
    • Mobility
    • Supply of breathable oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide
    • Temperature regulation
    • A means of collecting and containing solid and liquid bodily waste
    • A communication system.
  • MERCURY CAPSULE

    Climb into a replica of one of the launched capsules and experience what it’s like to lay inside this one-man vehicle.

    Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States of America led by NASA.

    The goal was to put a human in orbit around the Earth. The spacecraft was just big enough for a single crew member.

    THERE WERE:

  • MERCURYCAPSULE
  • 55

    ELECTRICAL SWITCHES

  • 30

    FUSES

  • 35

    MECHANICAL LEVERS

    1. Before
    2. After
  • MISSION TO MARS

    The exploration of Mars began during the 1600s when the telescope was invented and developed. Since then, probes, orbiters, and rovers have gotten much closer to the planet, collecting more data about the environment and possible life on Mars.

    Use the rover to explore and examine the surface of Mars. What can you find?

LAND THE SHUTTLE

In November of 1983, Space Shuttle Discovery was delivered to the Kennedy Space Center and took its first mission flight August 30, 1984.

Shuttle Landers

After 39 successfully completed missions in over 27 years, Discovery is now a retired orbiter.

Do you think you have what it takes to maneuver the controls of the Space Shuttle Discovery and make a clean landing onto the airstrip?

f18-fightersFIGHTER JETS

F18 Hornets have excellent aerodynamic characteristics and a top speed of Mach 1.8 which is equivalent to …

1,190 MPH!

The fighter jets are primarily for fighter escort, fleet air defense, and close air support.

Explore the freedom of flight as you soar across the blue skies in this F18 fighter jet.

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Astronaut Training Challenge

This 2-person gyroscope will spin and rotate in multiple, random directions as it simulates the effects that outer space has on humans.

Experience the feeling of weightlessness and the rolls and tumbles that astronauts feel when they are conquering missions in space.

Wonder Coaster

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When you ride a roller coaster, do you enjoy the dips, flips, turns, or all of the above?

Feel the thrills and chills that you would on a real roller coaster as the virtual simulator takes you on an exhilarating ride. Buckle up as the vessel closes and you experience 360 degrees of pitch and roll motions, flips, backward movements and more!

For Your Safety

In order to make this activity as fun and safe as possible you MUST be 48″ tall to ride by yourself, and at least 42″ to ride with an adult.

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