The central exhibition of the holiday action program takes everyone on a flight into Earth orbit and the moon.
Europe’s Largest Space Exhibition
The show in the Centralstation shows a part of Europe’s largest space exhibition “Apollo and Beyond”, which can be seen in the Museum. It offers exhibits from the beginnings of manned spaceflight more than 50 years ago to the International Space Station. For example, faithful replicas of Yuri Gagarin’s space suits, the first human to circle the Earth on April 12, 1961, and John Glenn, the first American astronaut to do so on February 20, 1962, are on display.
Also on site are replicas of the Apollo moon suit by Neil Armstrong, who entered the moon on 21 July 1969 as the first human. Also on display is a replica of the Lunar Rovers used by Apollo 15-17. This exhibition is also on board and supports the presentation with information boards and exhibits.
Guided Tours Of The Exhibition
Guided tours of the exhibition take place daily, bringing life on board the space ferries and the International Space Station. Duration 1 hour, costs 1,50 € for adults ,limited number of participants (max 20 persons), advance reservation is required in the Darmstadt shop , possible remaining tickets are available from 30 minutes before the start of the tour at the info stand available.
The Construction Of A Rocket Launcher Is Free
The Marketing charges 2 € as registration and system fee. Number of participants limited (max 20 children). With a loud “pop” the rocket shoots from the launcher. The children use everyday objects to build a rocket launcher, from which they can then blow up the homemade rocket with air pressure. When building the launcher, the children learn that they can apply pressure with air and thus be able to move something. The ramp and the rocket may be taken home at the end.