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The following article appeared February 13, 2004 in the

    "Out-of-this-World Collection"

    Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to live on the moon? Well, here's your chance to try on a space suit and take a journey to the future. The Museum of Discovery and Science on Saturday opens it's new IMAX film, "Space Station-3D", and accompanying the film's opening is a special exhibit on loan from Richard Newman, a long time collector of space artifacts and owner of

    Visitors will have the opportunity to see original pieces of space history as they exit the Blockbuster IMAX theater on the museums second floor.

   The Out-of-this-World Collection will be on display through August to support the IMAX space station film narrated by Tom Cruise and set 220 miles above the Earth. The exhibit includes Russian and American space suits, space gloves, an original launch from the Soyuz shuttle, a main control panel from the Toru docking system 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 Models originally made for the Russian space agency will also be on display along with an actual cockpit window from the Buran space shuttle.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.

    For the opening, there will be special space' themed activities from noon till 4PM Saturday-Monday and a presentation by astrophysicist Doctor Roger Dube at the museum after each "Space Station 3D" showing. Dube worked on some of the equipment aboard the (International) space station.

   The Museum of Discovery and Science is open daily, from 10AM  - 5PM Monday through Saturday and noon - 6PM Sunday.

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