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‘Cosmomania’ Space Exhibit Opening at Manitoba Museum

February 4, 2011 6:38 AM | Entertainment

An exciting new exhibit opens today at the Manitoba Museum, exploring the past 50 years of space exploration.

“Cosmomania: The Incredible Space Adventure” looks at everything from Sputnik, the first satellite, and the first human flight by Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961 to the present-day International Space Station.

The 5,000 square foot exhibit includes recreated environments from the first Moon landing, to the first flights of dogs, monkeys, and humans

Museum staff will be conducting experiments involving rockets and spacecraft.

“We’ll be launching rockets, blowing up rocket fuel, and doing other hands-on experiments to help explain the basics behind the space exploration story,” said Scott Young of the Manitoba Museum.

The free exhibit is open today until April 17 in the Museum’s Alloway Hall. Daily hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays.

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