Collection of Space Artifacts to
Accompany New IMAX®Film Space Station 3D
Opening February 14, 2004 at the Museum of Discovery and
Fort Lauderdale, January 27, 2004
The Museum of Discovery and
Science received the Out-of-This-World Collection on loan from Richard Newman,
of HighTechScience.org. The collection consists of unique space memorabilia ranging
from shuttle and satellite models to space suits and instrumentation from the
American and Russian space programs. This special exhibit is from Mr. Newmans
extensive collection of space artifacts. The Out-of-This-World Collection
will be on display at the Museum through August to support the new IMAX® film
Space Station 3D.
ITS WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Visitors will have the opportunity to see these original pieces of international
space history as they exit the Blockbuster® IMAX® Theater on the second
floor of the Museum. The exhibit will display Russian and American space suits,
space gloves, an original launch key from the Soyuz shuttle, a main control panel
from the Toru Docking System, an authentic space hammer, and flight helmets from
various countries. Models originally made for the Russian Space Agency will also
be on display along with an actual cockpit window from the Buran Space Shuttle.
All artifacts are documented and will be accompanied by detailed descriptions
of their origin and purpose.
ABOUT THE COLLECTOR, RICK NEWMAN
Richard Newman, owner of HighTechScience.org, has been involved with and intrigued
by science and space since he was a young boy scout. Over the years Newman has
formed relationships with many astronauts, cosmonauts and numerous space agencies
from around the world. This has resulted in his extensive Out-of-This-World Collection
which he generously shares with science museums, science centers, schools and
symposiums around the world. For more information about Richard Newman
and his space artifacts, visit his website at www.hightechscience.org.
ABOUT SPACE STATION 3D
Narrated by multi-Academy Award® nominee Tom Cruise, SPACE STATION 3D transports
audiences 220 miles above Earth to experience life in space. As audiences
blast off, they are joined by the astronauts and cosmonauts who directed and
filmed their in-orbit assembly of the International Space Station. This
is the first time that audiences will have the all encompassing view that only
astronauts and cosmonauts are privileged to experience. The camera actually
puts you right there, with them, moving around and floating in space, said
SPACE STATION 3D producer Toni Myers. The IMAX 3D footage captures
the excitement and magnitude of this amazing project being built in outer space
in a way that no other medium can.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of theMuseumofDiscoveryand Science is to promote and increase the
understanding and appreciation of science in children and adults through entertaining
interaction with educational exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976
as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000
visitors each year.
The Museum is open seven days per week, Monday through Saturday from10:00 a.m.to5:00
p.m., and Sunday fromnoonto6:00 p.m.with extended IMAX® hours on Friday and
Saturday evenings. General admission prices are $14.00 for adults; $13.00
for seniors; $12.00 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A
General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX® film. TheMuseumofDiscoveryand
Science is located downtown at 401 S.W.Second Street,Fort Lauderdale,Florida33312. For
more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637).