NASA – A Human Adventure ready to blast off

14 March 2019

The doors will open on Queensland Museum’s largest ever exhibition tomorrow when NASA – A Human Adventure takes off.

Minister for the Arts and Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch said the exhibition was the most comprehensive and extensive space flight exhibition in the world.

NASA – A Human Adventure, is the first exhibition to be hosted in Queensland Museum’s newly refurbished exhibition space, which was funded through the Palaszczuk Government,” Minister Enoch said.

“With more than 250 items on display, NASA – A Human Adventure will delight every space enthusiast,” she said.

“The Queensland Government supports Queensland Museum to provide opportunities and experiences for Queenslanders to engage with science and technology through exhibitions such as NASA – A Human Adventure, and also the World Science Festival Brisbane which opens next week.”

Queensland Museum CEO Dr Jim Thompson said this was an exciting day for Queensland Museum.

“The opening of NASA – A Human Adventure represents a number of milestones for Queensland Museum, not only are we hosting our largest exhibition, but we have just officially launched our new 1000 square metre exhibition space, which will allow the museum to host similar world-class exhibits in the future,” he said.

“After a year of redevelopment, we now have all levels of the museum operating and ready for the opening of World Science Festival Brisbane next week.”

Visitors to NASA – A Human Adventure will follow mankind’s exploration of space and features mostly original objects, some of which are space flown, as well as scaled models and high fidelity replicas.

The exhibition tells the story of space travel from the artists and writers who dared to dream of what the future could hold to the early pioneers of space travel and engineering marvels that have changed the world and our exploration of space.

Highlights of NASA – A Human Adventure include several space-flown and Moon landed items, real rocket engines, a remarkable collection of space suits, and several full scale replicas including the front section of NASA’s iconic Space Shuttle, Atlantis, Lunar Rover, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space crafts and Soviet robotic lunar rover Lunokhod.

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said securing NASA – A Human Adventure in Brisbane first was further proof of Brisbane’s reputation as a world-class event host.

“The Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, supports events because they mean jobs in the tourism sector,” Ms Jones said

“NASA – A Human Adventure is just one of the events Tourism and Events Queensland is supporting in 2019, with the entire events program generating over $800 million for Queensland’s economy in 2019.” 

Showcasing the remarkable achievements of space travel, NASA – A Human Adventure runs at Queensland Museum until 9 October 2019.

Tickets now on sale at www.qm.qld.gov.au

Exhibition partners include Tourism Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing and Channel Nine.

Media Enquiries:
media@qm.qld.gov.au
Christine Robertson 0417 741 710 or Kylie Hay 0434 565 852

About Queensland Museum Network
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About John Nurminen Events
John Nurminen Events B.V. is the Dutch subsidiary of John Nurminen Oy and it specialises in developing as well as producing large scale touring exhibitions. John Nurminen Events' blockbuster production is NASA – A Human Adventure, which tells a thrilling journey of the history of the NASA’s manned space flights and the Space Race.