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Brief Published: 17 Nov 2011

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration


Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration – an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York – explores visions for the next 100 years of space travel which were once limited to the realm of science fiction.

Through a series of immersive environments, the interactive exhibition investigates returning to the moon to mine helium-3 (an isotope of helium used for nuclear fission); altering the atmosphere of Mars to make it hospitable to human life; and the future of space tourism in our solar system and beyond. Visitors can also use an augmented reality smartphone app to unlock more content.

Beyond Planet Earth runs from November 19 2011 – August 12 2012. Read more about the future of space travel in Space Tourism.