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Learn about life in space from the safety of Earth


Staff writers
January 18, 2013 — Not everyone can fly through the cosmos like Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, but the Manitoba Museum's Living in Space exhibit provides a glimpse into the realities of space travel.


The ISS over Miami (courtesy: NASA)
The ISS over Miami (courtesy: NASA)

If you've ever wondered what life is like for Chris Hadfield, high above Earth in the International Space Station, you're in luck.

A new museum exhibit has everything you need to know about life in space.

"We opened up the exhibit at the same time that [Hadfield] went up in the International Space Station," says Scott Young of the Manitoba Museum. 

Museum-goers will learn how astronauts work in space, as well as the kind of tests they undergo while living in zero gravity.

The exhibit also showcases the day-to-day realities of living in space. Visitors are able to plan their own space menu and see what a space toilet looks like.

"It's an entertaining idea to think that something as simple as going to the bathroom becomes so much more complicated when you're in zero gravity," Young says.

Hadfield is expected to return to earth on May 14, 2013.

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