"The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth"

Space exploration is rooted in our desire to answer one question: What’s out there? Space Center Houston gives visitors a look at potential possibilities with the exhibit “The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth.” There’s a primer on space exploration so far (which includes replicas of artifacts such as Sputnik 1), a look at returning to the moon, going to Mars, a “doomsday” asteroid hitting the Earth and even our venturing beyond our own solar system. “There’s a sense as you progress through this exhibit that destinations throughout our solar system, and the many systems beyond it, are nearly within our grasp,” says Dr. Melanie Johnson, Space Center Houston’s director of education and exhibits, in a press release. “I’m confident this experience will capture our visitors’ imaginations and inspire future explorers.”

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through January 18. 1601 NASA Parkway. For information, call 281‑244‑2100 or visit spacecenter.org. $22.95.
Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Oct. 8. Continues through Jan. 18, 2014

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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