It isn’t a stretch to think that humans have always looked up in the sky and wondered about the objects seen on a clear night. But we had to wait until the 20th century and the development of rockets, electronics, and other technologies before it became possible to send machines, animals, and humans into space.
This exhibition is in English.
Where we went, how we got there, and what we learned.
Achieving spaceflight has enabled humans to explore our solar system and the rest of the universe and finally begin to understand the objects and phenomena above us. We call space exploration all these activities, discovery, scientific understanding, and using that to serve human purposes. This exhibit looks closer at how we discovered new things about our solar system and how that informed our scientific understanding of our solar system and beyond.
In this Exhibit
- Explore the space probes that visited the planets in our solar system: Mariner, Messenger, Juno, Cassini, Voyager, New Horizons, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
- Dive deep into the unique composition and features of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
- Learn how carefully designed equipment has shaped our understanding of other planets.