Highlighting SPACE in Air & Space Museum

Build your own colony on Mars!

The San Diego Air & Space Museum has an exhibition entitled SPACE: A Journey To Our Future.

A brand new selection of awesome hands-on areas make up this fun-filled exhibit! And while it is scheduled to be on display through January 2012, don’t let that be a reason for putting off this very cool experience!

While featuring lots of great memorabilia from the various stages of the Space Race (including moon rocks, space suits, and collections of mission patches, pins, etc), what really drew my attention was all of the great interactive and technology based exhibits that are featured. From their 360 degree theater to an area that allows you to build your own colony on Mars, the SPACE exhibit does a fantastic job of immersing you into all things Space. Their 3D/4D theater is even playing excerpts from the Hollywood movie, “Fly Me To The Moon”!

Motion-detection technology!

And how fun is it to experience exhibits about the future of space travel by utilizing futuristic technology? One particular exhibit uses motion-sensing technology to detect your hand movements and allows you to place parts of a rocket together to build your perfect space exploration machine. Another exhibit quizzes you on various propulsion systems and allows you to build a spaceship based on whether you intend to explore or colonize the region that you want to visit. The museum even features real-life exercise machines that astronauts use while in space!

Once again the Air & Space Museum has done a fantastic job of blending the fun and educational sides of learning together to make an enjoyable experience for future space travelers of all ages.

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Benjamin Eastman

About Benjamin Eastman

I lead a pretty active lifestyle and try to spend as much time outdoors as possible. On any given Saturday morning you'll find me on one of San Diego's beach volleyball courts and quite possibly on the water or a hiking trail at some other point during the weekend. As a single professional I definitely enjoy experiencing the nightlife throughout the county - but lean more towards the Gaslamp Quarter, North Park or Hillcrest when planning a night out. I love to eat, and try to keep my ear to the grapevine about new and exciting restaurant openings.  And while I'm certainly excited to try the latest, trendiest restaurant in town, I am also infamously known for late night trips to 24-hour taco shops. Basically, whether I'm in board shorts or a bow tie, I try to enjoy all the many opportunities available to me in San Diego!What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?I’d start with a leisurely, late morning brunch.  Spend some time on the beach.  Grab some rolled tacos at a taco stand and then grab a nap.  In the evening I’d hit the Gaslamp District for dinner and then end the night at a rooftop bar/lounge.If you were invisible, where would you go?If I got to pick a superpower, I don’t know that I would pick invisibility…but if I were to become Mr. Invisible, I guess I would go to all the live music, theater and symphony performances in town.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?On a beautiful, San Diego day there is nothing better than playing beach volleyball.  The sun on your back, a gentle ocean breeze, and a whole lot of bump, set, spiking!  And of course the perfect day of beach volleyball isn't complete without a grill to barbeque some burgers or carne asada on.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Both actually!  That’s the beauty of the San Diego food scene.  I CAN have my cake and eat it too!  Depending on my mood (and my finances!) I am happy to chow down at a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood burger joint or a luxury steakhouse. I'm actually a founding member of a Burger lunch group that eats at a different burger restaurant each month.  We've been going for 6 months now and still have plenty of locations to visit before we exhaust all our options!

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