Soar with the future of flight this summer at Space Center Houston. Above and Beyond, a temporary exhibit running from April 21 – Sept 9, 2018, will give guests a high-flying experience into the future of aerospace technology.
Above and Beyond explores the advances in aviation and aerospace and the technologies that result when flight and innovation unite.
Guests will be welcomed by a wraparound theatre that highlights the epic quest to challenge the limits of flight. Stories from aerospace pioneers set the stage for the exhibition’s hands-on and interactive experiences.
A space elevator simulation will take guests to the edge of the universe. They can design and test a supersonic fighter jet to face off in a virtual high-speed flying competition. A flying simulation with motion-sensing technology gives a sense of what it’s like to fly like a bird, all while exploring the forces of flight.
The exhibit is presented by Boeing. “Sparking an interest in the wonder of aerospace at an early age is a priority for Boeing,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer. “Above and Beyond provides future engineers, pilots or astronauts with an interactive glimpse into how they can achieve their dreams and inspire them to pursue careers in science and technology.”
Above and Beyond is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Tickets are available online at spacecenter.org or at the door. Prices range from $24.95 for children to $29.95 for adults with discounts for seniors and members of the military.