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Museum Exhibit Mimics Living Conditions in Space

December 18, 2012 8:18 AM | Entertainment

A new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum will give visitors the chance to experience what it would be like to travel to space.

Living in Space opens on Thursday and is produced by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Running through 2013, the bilingual exhibit explores the challenges of daily life in space. It provides an opportunity for visitors to discover how astronauts work, entertain themselves and tackle basic tasks like eating, sleeping and personal hygiene in a weightless environment.

“This is a great exhibit about Canada’s ongoing adventure in space, on display here in Manitoba at the same time that the International Space Station has its first-ever Canadian commander, Chris Hadfield,” said Scott Young, manager of science communications and visitor experiences.

Hadfield will return to the International Space Station on Wednesday.