Be The Astronaut at Sloan Museum
January 20 - May 13, 2018
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Sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint
Be The Astronaut is a videogame-based exhibit that families can enjoy together! Verified by NASA for accuracy, this space adventure teaches science and engineering concepts through exciting missions to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and the asteroid belt. Recommended for kids 8-14 and their families. Be The Astronaut is a traveling exhibit by Eureka Exhibits.
Plan and pilot your own missions
Cycle through three stations to complete a mission: NAV, SCI, and FLY. You can journey through multiple cycles to experience all available missions in the exhibit. As you plan your mission, choose your destination: the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, the asteroid belt, or deep space. When you get there, journey through virtual re-creations built directly from NASA space probe data. You'll also choose the spacecraft you'll pilot on your mission: an interplanetary spaceship, a lander, or a rover. These futuristic vehicles are scientifically plausible, all designed with assistance and oversight from NASA's Langley Research Facility.