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Robert Pearlman
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Tekniska museet release
International space exhibition to be launched in Stockholm

Tekniska museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology) in Stockholm will be hosting the world premiere of NASA - A Human Adventure, an exhibition of 400 authentic items, many on display for the first time. A Human Adventure opens on January 27, 2011. The exhibition will then embark on a several-year-long tour of Europe and the United States. Tekniska museet will probably be the only venue in Scandinavia.

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang is enthusiastic: "It's great that Stockholm and Tekniska museet get to put on an exhibition of this magnitude. It's a chance to showcase developments in space technology research and to further increase public knowledge and interest," says Fuglesang.

NASA - A Human Adventure was initiated by the John Nurminen Prima Group's Dutch head office. Earlier in the week, US Ambassador, Matthew Barzun was present when Fred Weijgertse, head of John Nurminen Prima and Ann Follin, head of Tekniska museet, signed an agreement stating that Stockholm will be hosting the opening of the tour.

"We are delighted that Stockholm and The National Museum of Science and Technology will be hosting the largest touring space exhibition ever," says Ann Follin, head of Tekniska museet. "Space travel has always and will always be a fascinating subject to grown-ups and children alike. There are also clear connections to technology and research and development."

"We want to give the Swedish people a real space adventure," says Fred Weijgertse, CEO of John Nurminen Prima.

The exploration of space is explained through a number of evocative installations, from the first space rocket launches to modern exploration of space beyond our solar system. The 2,000 m2 exhibition includes over 400 original items or replicas including space capsules, engines, space suits, telescopes and satellites, many of which have never been shown before.

A Human Adventure was produced by John Nurminen Prima in co-operation with NASA, Discovery Channel, The State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Moscow, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, and White Room Artifacts.

The exhibition opens on January 27, 2011 and closes on November 6, 2011 when it will continue on a tour of Europe and the United States. Tekniska museet in Stockholm will probably be the only venue in Scandinavia.

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The Hutchinson News: A mini Cosmosphere
In a warehouse west of downtown Hutchinson, three employees of Spaceworks are putting the finishing touches on a full-scale replica of an Apollo command module and another replica of the forward cockpit of a lunar ascent stage.

Before the end of the month, both will be packed up into oceanic shipping containers and dispatched on a six-week voyage to Stockholm.

They'll soon be followed by about 100 other artifacts from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center on a five-year tour of museums in several European cities. "NASA - A Human Experience," produced by the Dutch company John Nurminen Events in co-operation with the Cosmosphere, NASA, the Discovery Channel, the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Moscow and White Room Artifacts, opens on Jan. 28 at Stockholm's National Museum of Science and Technology.

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Among the organizations supporting this touring exhibit (and likely grouped under "NASA" in the press release) is the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama.

A team from John Nurminen Prima in The Netherlands, which is assembling "NASA - A Human Adventure," is in Huntsville now, collecting artifacts from the center's archives.

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AFP reports on the Jan. 28 grand opening of "NASA - A Human Adventure" at the Technical Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
"We felt it was wise to launch here. There is not (often) this kind of exhibit in Europe," Don Bies, the curator and designer of "NASA - a human adventure," said, explaining all the material came from diverse private collections in the United States.

Among these, a two-tonne engine, a parachute that was used in the return to earth of the Apollo 17 mission, rocket replicas, shuttle models and a docking device that actually helped men land on the moon...

The exhibit explores such technical and scientific marvels of space travel, but also concentrates on the historical and human aspect of space missions, presenting a slew of space suits, space food rations, and other items of the day-to-day life of astronauts.

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Photos of "NASA - A Human Adventure" at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm courtesy Kansas Cosmosphere CEO Chris Orwoll.

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The exhibition can be seen here in The Netherlands from June 13 until January 2014 at the Jaarbeurs Convention Centre in Utrecht. The official opening of the exhibition will be done by Charlie Duke on June 20. Astronaut Andre Kuipers will also be there.

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