The “Astronauts” exhibit kicks off at the National Museum of Natural Sciences

astronauts is the new proposal of the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) with Rocaviva Eventos that focuses on the work of space research and its champions. The exhibition can be visited Until next May 23 It will take place in the main building of the Museum located at José Gutierrez Abascal Street, 2.

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Sonya L. Rivas Caballero, curator of the exhibition, explained at the press conference that the exhibition Treat Space exploration in a rigorous and entertaining way, and treat it as one of mankind’s greatest adventures. Also, one of her tasks is to beat those boys and girls who dream of getting on a rocket Tintin To steer toward a scientific career (in this case the space one).

More than 200 elements included in this group are of great interest in the research work of the Earth, its satellites and our entire galaxy. Among the most notable items we find a replica of the first astronaut suit, original moon rocks and research materials used on Mars. All this is presented by different spaces: life in space; female astronauts; Spanish personalities in space research; Cajal and NASA. And finally, the technical section.

Astronaut Gallery
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In the rooms of MNCN we will find paintings and videos that explain life in space, from take-off to zero gravity, passing through the wonderful views of our planet and the stars that surround it. Besides, we will find biographies of some of the most important astronauts in history such as Neil Armstrong. But also to the astronauts and scientists of national origin who have contributed to space exploration As with Pedro Duque or Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

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The role of female astronauts

Another great aspect of the exhibition is the importance given to the role of women in space. Sara Garcia, the ESA astronaut in charge of presenting the exhibition, emphasized that this part was essential Inspiring other women, especially girls. We will find the stories of those who broke and broke gender barriers, from Valentina Tereshkova, in the first Soviet space explorations of the 1960s; To Samantha Cristoforetti, currently, being the first European woman to command the International Space Station.

Shcedules and prices

Timetables for when you can visit the gallery can be found at this site links The prices are as follows:

  • Museum entry: 7 euros
  • Reduced ticket (for children, students and the unemployed): €3.50
  • Free entry: Sundays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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