NASA – A Human Experience-A First Look

NASA – A Human Experience


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the civilian space program that was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958. From that day on NASA has made remarkable steps in the field of aeronautics, including the unforgettable “giant leap for mankind” in 1969.

As 2017 comes to an end, in view of the new year, an Italian exhibition celebrates 60 years of activities carried out by the aerospace agency. NASA – A Human Adventure is an exciting exploration of man’s relationship with outer space, starting from the moment when literature and cinema developed the science fiction genre, dreaming of the worlds beyond our planet.

The exhibit follows the story of space travel, starting with the very fantasizers who ignited a passion to travel to the stars, along with the progresses of pioneers who took action to make trips into space a reality. In this multimedia experience for the public, a variety of inventions are displayed, that span from aid equipment, outfits, food kits, technical gear and space ships. Some of these items, compared to today’s state-of-the-art technology, will tickle you pink, and at the same time show the incredible progress that has been done in the field. This comprehensive and extensive exhibition displays an outstanding collection of almost three hundred historically significant artifacts from the U.S. and Soviet Union space programs. The objects on display in the exhibition are original and space flown objects or high fidelity replicas and scale models, loaned to the exhibition from the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center and Space Museum and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.


Both children and adults will marvel at the stories of the courageous astronauts who risked their lives on dangerous missions, demonstrating remarkable endurance and tenacity. The exhibition NASA – A Human Adventure, produced by John Nurminen Events B.V., runs from September 27th, 2017 until March 4th 2018 at Spazio Ventura XV in Milan, Italy. Visitors will exit this “Space” inspired by those who dared to dream the impossible and chase the unknown, changing the history of rocket science and space technology.