An Adventure in Space

Visit our exhibition on the International Space Station, ISS. Come and feel what it´s like to be an astronaut for a day.

The exhibition closed on 8 November 2010.

Space has always fascinated mankind and many children dream of one day becoming an astronaut.

At the National Museum of Science and Technology´s exhibition “An Adventure in Space”, you´ll get a taste of what it´s like to be an astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS). You´ll follow Christer Fuglesang, Sweden´s first and only astronaut to date and the other crew on board the Discovery from launch to landing at the Kennedy Space Center.

You´ll find out how astronauts live, work and sleep, what it´s like up there from morning to night including meals, hygiene and exercise. The exhibition gives you a sense of what it means to live and work in a weightless state, building and repairing the space station, going on space walks and doing experiments.

It also talks about how you become an astronaut, and how people are selected and trained for various assignments. You´ll learn about Christer´s background, education and career, and follow his assignments on the ISS in December 2006, including his space walks and experiments.

The exhibition also looks at space research and its benefits for us here on Earth. And provides a retrospective on manned space travel from Gagarin to space tourism.

Last updated 25 July 2023.