Space Center to Offer Hands-On Look at Future

 If you thought teleportation, holograms, invisibility and mind control were only in the movies -- think again. Space Center Houston’s summer exhibit "Science Fiction, Science Future," which opens May 27, in designed to engage visitors to move objects with their mind, be mimicked by a lifelike robot and see augmented reality in action.

“Our summer exhibit takes visitors on an adventure connecting science fiction to actual science principles,” said the Space Center head William Harris. “There’s something for everyone whether you’re a science fiction fan, interested in how robots work or in what’s happening now in space exploration.” 

Visitors will experiment with creativity and innovation and develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow.

This exhibition sets the stage for a journey of science exploration, curiosity and discovery. From future housing to how humans will live on Mars, the exhibit brings a vision of life to come. Visitors will discover links to science fiction films and pop culture references through an array of hands-on interactives. They will delve into science principles through medical technology, communication and transport.

The exhibit incorporates robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality with hands-on and full-body experiences. Through immersive experiences, visitors will experiment with evolving technologies and develop an understanding of how science benefits society now and in the future.

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