Amazing Space

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

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29 June 2019 - 23 February 2020

July 2019 marks 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and to celebrate this momentous event, our latest exhibition ‘Amazing Space’ will open on 29 June.

Our exciting new exhibition will explore Space fact and fiction, taking visitors on a journey from planet Earth through the Solar System and beyond. Discover the stories inspired by Space and watch clips from classic science fiction movies old and new.

A short film created especially for the exhibition will entertain and educate visitors about life as an astronaut: the good, the bad, and the occasionally unpleasant!

Step inside our astronaut’s spacesuit and replicate the photograph taken on the first Moon landing! Children can try to solve our Space-scene jigsaw and listen to a selection of Space-themed music. See costumes from Star Trek and Star Wars and marvel at an original Washington Post newspaper dated the day after the 1969 Moon landing, which has been signed by legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Prepare to be blasted off into Space and trust us when we say: the fiction is strange but sometimes the facts are stranger still…

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