Some exciting news for space-lovers and everyone whose childhood dream was to become an astronaut – Gateway to Space: The Exhibition is lifting off in South Africa this year.
Gateway to Space gives participants the chance to experience what it’s like to go to space without having to actually having to climb in a rocket. Organised by Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum magazines and hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre, the expo will take place from 1 June-31 July.
The exhibition promises a number of space-themed highlights to excite enthusiasts. This will include Apollo capsule and Sputnik-1 models, as well as original space suits and a genuine moon rock.
“One of the many highlights of the exhibition is a replica of the Mir space station core module, built at an angle to give some effect of vertigo,” said Minette Ferreira, a spokesperson for Media24. “You can walk inside and also view a model of such a craft’s pilot station.”
Visitors can also look forward to insights into extended missions in deep space and what food astronauts eat, as well as getting a look at a model of the Orion capsule designed for future missions to Mars.
• Visit Gateway to Space’s website to find out more.