Engineering for Space Exploration

January 8th, 2014 - January 7th, 2017 | PROJECT

Engineering for Space Exploration will comprise three major sections of Journey to Space, a 12,000 square foot traveling exhibition about crewed space exploration for families and adults that will travel to more than nine large science centers and museums across North America over 6-1/2 years. The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) will develop and circulate the exhibition in collaboration with the California Science Center in Los Angeles, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the Museum of Science in Boston, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. SMM will also collaborate with NASA visitor centers such as the US Space & Rocket Center. The project will develop compelling exhibit experiences that make personal connections to space exploration for a large audience and help them understand the nature of space and the engineering development that is needed to support and sustain humans in exploring space beyond low earth orbit.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Eric Jolly, Principal Investigator, Science Museum of Minnesota


Funding Source: NASA
Award Number: NNX14AD16G
Funding Amount: 999998


Audience: Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Engineering | Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits