The Cradle of Aviation, in Garden City, NY, held a special preview night on October 2, 2018 as a part of it’s “Countdown to Apollo at 50” event. The Cradle’s newest exhibit “Space. A Journey to Our Future”, in collaboration with NASA, takes a look at the history of the space program and features a totally immersive experience that takes one “from the dawn of man’s earliest visions of space exploration to the achievements of the past, the unfolding discoveries of today, and the frontiers of the universe that lie ahead.”
The exhibits included some never before seen artifacts from the Apollo Space Program and featured a new “Journey To Space” film in the JetBlue planetarium. The film in a powerful virtual reality format, narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, gives a sweeping overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans, will take your breath away with its shots of Shuttle launches, unique views of earth and operations in Space. It also puts to rest the perception that the space program died with the end of the Shuttle Program. To Mars next! Don’t wait to see this film and the exhibit soon.