5. July 2019 - 5. January 2020Public | 5EUR
Picture: Vadim Sadovski
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon, a major exhibition at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) in Paderborn will chart the conquest of space. Running from 5 July 2019 to 5 January 2020, the exhibition titled “Aufbruch ins All” (“Breakup into Space”) will whisk visitors away on an adventurous journey through time and space. Spread over 800 square metres, the exhibition is set against an awe-inspiring backdrop of darkness, planets and space vehicles. In addition to historical and technological exhibits such as robots, propulsion systems and control modules, models of rockets or the International Space Station (ISS) will illustrate how humankind has ventured forth into the Universe.
Visitors will be able to take a seat in a replica of the Apollo 17 lunar module to enjoy a virtual drive across the Moon. A virtual reality tour will let them explore the ISS and conduct a docking manoeuvre lying down in a reconstructed Soyuz capsule. They will also have the chance to take a selfie as astronauts and to discover the layers of a spacesuit using an augmented reality application. Many of the interactive exhibits have been specially created and provide a unique experience of space. There will be a Lunar Lander Land playground for children, where they will be able to weigh planets, leave their footprint in ‘lunar dust’ and clamber through a moon landing craft.
This exhibition was designed by HNF in cooperation with the DLR Space Administration. Admission to the exhibition will cost €5.00, with reduced tickets available for €3.00. A family ticket will cost €10.00 and will include access to the permanent exhibition. Guided tours will be organised for groups and there will be a series of talks catering to aerospace and astronomy enthusiasts.