Our exhibition NASA:A Human Adventure” opened in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday, September 21, 2012. Above, General Charlie Duke (Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot) welcomes the crowd on opening day.
Here is our press release:
In the Largest Touring Exhibition of NASA’s Awe-Inspiring History, White Room Artifacts, LLC, Brings Audiences Closer than Ever to Space Exploration
PETALUMA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After successful appearances in Stockholm and Madrid, NASA: A Human Adventure opens Sept. 22 at the Marmara Expo Center, bringing the history of NASA to vivid life.
“We want to inform people about what we do at NASA and, together, explore the unknown. We hope the exhibition will trigger questions, ‘a-ha’ experiences, and the joy of exploring the human elements that have taken us into space.”
The largest NASA-themed touring exhibit outside the U.S. was created by White Room Artifacts, LLC, the company owned by Star Wars model maker Don Bies.
Encompassing more than 250 original objects and replica artifacts, the 20,000-square-foot exhibition is a strategic partnership between NASA and John Nurminen Events, introduces visitors to the people, technology and engineering that have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 50 years. From early rocket prototypes to actual space hardware, NASA: A Human Adventure engages all of the senses, inspiring dreams of future space exploration.
It’s the largest exhibition ever conceived, designed and curated by White Room Artifacts, which also created seven of the exhibition’s models, developed the exhibit’s multimedia content, and co-produced its multi-language audio guide.
A team of more than 12 people at White Room Artifacts, about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, worked 14 months to prepare NASA: A Human Adventure, said Bies, whose model work has included such films as the Star Wars Saga, Galaxy Quest, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and the Pirates of the Caribbean films. “This was a massive undertaking, from developing the conceptual ideas, to working with NASA to curate the exhibit, and creating models for display,” Bies said, adding that White Room Artifacts is about to begin planning for the exhibit’s North American tour.
Deborah Rivera, NASA’s manager of strategic alliances, said the exhibit’s goal is to create global awareness of space exploration. “We want to inform people about what we do at NASA and, together, explore the unknown. We hope the exhibition will trigger questions, ‘a-ha’ experiences, and the joy of exploring the human elements that have taken us into space.”
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