The Houston Museum of Natural Science has partnered with the Louisiana Art and Science Museum and Rice University in a "Future Space" Project funded by the NASA Competitive Program for Science Museums & Planetariums (CP4SMP) grant solicitation.
DOME LOANER PROGRAM
Information on our grant sponsored Dome Loaner Program.
WE CHOOSE SPACE! is a planetarium show for audiences of all ages who dream of space and wonder about human spaceflight after Shuttle. It's a show filled with real adventures for the near frontier. Positive, possible, and exciting -- this is a promise we can make to our children, our future astronauts.
It has been created by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Home Run Pictures, and Tietronix with scientific oversight by Rice University. Astronauts Scott Parazinsky, Tom Jones and Gene Cernan, and veteran space reporter Walter Cronkite are your tour guides on this adventure to the completed International Space Station and to the past and future moon. Include fulldome imagery using OUR fisheye lens on the ISS!
WE CHOOSE SPACE! was funded by NASA under grant NNX10AK12G to the Louisiana Art and Science Museum and was reviewed by NASA scientists and engineers.
Off-World Thrills on Every Planet
With muscles and bones made on Earth, you'll be a super star on the solar system's low-gravity worlds. Imagine zip lining on the scorched Mercury or snowmobiling when it really snows on Pluto. Bungee jumping into outer space from an asteroid is like low-g diving from the tallest cliff or rappelling into deepest canyon in the solar system. Without gravity's strong pull, you can glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jet-pack in a geyser's spray on Triton, or even drive a monster truck along a steep lunar crater wall. The Great Planet Adventures brings you each of these incredible off-world adventures.