Beyond Planet Earth

The Future of Space Exploration

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The Moon. A near-Earth asteroid. Mars. An icy moon of Jupiter. In the not-too-distant future, missions will launch from Earth to these destinations.

Opening September 2019, Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration envisions these missions, humanity’s next steps into our solar system and beyond. The history and science of space exploration will be on view in this immersive exhibition that features more than 20 original artifacts, including a Russian space glove and lunar tire, life-size models and dioramas, and videos and interactives allowing you to smell outer space, simulate a liquid mirror telescope, deflect asteroids in a digital kiosk, learn about terraforming, and even fly over Mars! Discover futuristic habitats, see NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, and encounter lifelike environments that separate science fiction from fact and demonstrate what is within reach—and on the horizon in years to come.

Thoroughly modern ... an ambitious vision of the future.Scientific American
What makes the exhibit compelling is viewers don’t just get written answers, but they also see what some future innovations might look like.NY1 TV

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (, in collaboration with MadaTech: The Israel National Museum of Science, Technology & Space, Haifa, Israel.

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.