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Sloan Museum gets space exhibit endorsed by NASA

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(01/30/14) - Flint's Sloan Museum is going intergalactic with a brand new exhibit - Space: A Journey to Our Future.

"This exhibit is huge. It's so much fun and very interactive. It's never been in our area before," said Cathy Gentry, of Sloan Museum.

Among the items on display - moon rocks and meteorites from as far away as Mars. The exhibit features more than a dozen stations, and is fully endorsed by NASA.

"NASA worked with the people who made this exhibit to make sure all the details are right, all the details are accurate," Gentry said.

The goal is to educate kids and give them the full-out life in space experience.

"The Space Pod is kind of the living quarters. There's a bed, you can see the food that they eat, you can even do the moon rover," Gentry said.
 The video game technology doesn't end with the rover.

"This is the infrared universe. All warm objects glow, and that's why we can see stars in the sky at night. Kids are going nuts over this, and yes, you can dance," Gentry said.

The show stopper is a center fuse, simply known as a 'space bicycle.'

"It helps simulate what the astronauts go through to get used to the weightlessness, and how your body will feel when it's in space," Gentry said.

All of this complements another out of this world experience, happening at another spot on the Flint Cultural Center's campus.

"Longway Planetarium is literally across the street, so when you're done here, you can go across the street and see another show all about space," Gentry said.

The Sloan Museum's new space exhibit is on display through the first week of May.

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