Aufbruch ins All - HNF, Paderborn, NRW-DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 51° 43.886 E 008° 44.154
32U E 481761 N 5731201
Quick Description: At the Heinz-Nixdorf-Museums-Forum (HNF), the 3rd floor is home of the "Aufbruch ins All" (Startup to the space) exhibition.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 11/2/2020 1:41:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM13BQK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Thot
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Long Description:
50 years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, this major exhibition is dedicated to conquering outer space.

On 800 square meters, the exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into the conquest of space by humans in an impressive backdrop of darkness, planets and spacecraft.

In the beginning there is moon rock

At the beginning of the tour there is an extraordinary exhibit. In a showcase, visitors can admire a small piece of moon rock.

The starry sky is projected in a dome and the relationship between man and space is shown. A replica of the Nebra Sky Disc, an astrolabe and a telescope demonstrate how mankind has approached the stars.

The beginnings of rocket science in Peenemünde are linked to war and death, as the destroyed combustion chamber of a V2 rocket shows. You can also see a “mixed device” of the V2, which can be seen as the first on-board computer.
Sputnik shock and Apollo triumph

The Apollo program is a focus of the exhibition. It is certainly spectacular for everyone to drive the moon rover over the surface of the earth's satellite like the astronauts of Apollo 17 or to stand in the cockpit of the Apollo 11 lander like Armstrong and Aldrin. You can see not only a reduced model of the complete lander, but also an original computer and two control panels from Saturn rockets.

From October 25th to January 6th, CIMON, an interactive astronaut assistant, can be seen in the special exhibition. The little robot is the size of a medicine ball, weighs five kilograms and was the first system with artificial intelligence on board the ISS, where he worked with Alexander Gerst. CIMON serves as an assistance system and is intended to support the astronauts in their work and relieve them of routine tasks. The robot was active in the space station for over a year and provided the scientists with valuable knowledge for future missions.
Space station, rockets and astronaut clothing

Numerous space stations, probes and rockets can be seen as models, from the Saturn V to the Space Shuttle to the temporary home of Alexander Gerst, the ISS. But the combustion chamber of an Ariane 5, the first probe to land on a comet and space suits worn by astronauts are also on display. With one model, visitors can explore the layers of the suit using augmented reality.

The satellite navigation area, which is clearly explained, offers a concrete everyday reference.
Future and playground

What will a human journey to Mars or a settlement on the moon look like? A rover, a “mole” and a walking robot for exploring the surface of Mars represent the scientific exploration of the red planet.

The end of the exhibition is the Lunar Lander Land. Here children can drive a moon car or put their footprint in moon dust. With the help of cans it becomes clear what gravity prevails on the planets of our solar system.
Fire extinguisher and moon map in the foyer

Museum visitors can get a first or additional impression of conquering space in the foyer of the HNF. The model of the Ariane 6, which will be launched in July 2020, is on display there. An original fire extinguisher from the Apollo mission and a cosmonaut's glove can also be seen. The ship's Soyuz 18 clock from 1975 and a lunar map used by the Apollo 12 crew in November 1969 and signed by astronaut Richard "Dick" Gordon were actually in space.

Source: HNF Museum
Dienstag - Freitag 9.00 - 18.00 Uhr Samstag, Sonntag 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr Montag geschlossen

Fee (if no fee, enter 'none'): 8

Amount of time an average person would spend here: Half a day (2-4 Hours)

Accessible?: no

Location is wheelchair accessible?: Yes

How Long a Hike: Not listed

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