Opens July 3, 2021

Stranger Than Fiction: The Incredible Science of Aerospace Medicine tells the story of daring aviation and space adventurers, doctors and researchers developing the means for us to go higher, faster and farther through the air and into space. It is about the people who brought themselves to the brink, studied near-death experiences and advanced science so the danger zone could become the comfort zone. Sometimes what they did seemed just plain crazy. Stranger Than Fiction also shows the science behind the stories, and presents it all in a retro SciFi comic book motif.

The exhibition was created by the Museum with a team of aerospace medicine professionals, flight surgeons and spaceflight experts bringing decades of experience from NASA, the military and the commercial spaceflight industry. The exhibit features dozens of artifacts ranging from flight suits and spacesuits to tools of the trade and air sickness bags.

Today we can live in space, comfortably fly faster than a speeding bullet, and snooze at a window seat that is inches away from an environment of certain death. This took decades to accomplish and getting there hasn’t always been safe or sane. Stranger Than Fiction is a window seat on the journey.


Buy Tickets
Exhibit included with general admission.

Events

Opening Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4 | 10 AM to 5 PM

Stranger Than Fiction Live! (Begins Saturday, July 3)
Saturdays and Sundays | 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Every weekend this summer enjoy live demonstrations and activities to continue your exploration of the bizarre, crazy and true stories that are Stranger Than Fiction.


For our full Calendar of Events, click here.


Explore More! Activities

HIGHER

FASTER

FARTHER

  • Sorry for the Delay Activity DOWNLOAD
  • Check out these sense experiments to do at home at KidsHealth.org!
  • Learn about Charles Lindbergh and other pilots who made long distance flights in history. Check out the stories of these pilots:
    • Hugh Herndon and Clyde Pangborn and their flight across the Pacific Ocean.
    • Beryl Markham and her flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Jean Gardener Batten and her flight from England to New Zealand.

FUTURE

Opens July 3, 2021

Stranger Than Fiction: The Incredible Science of Aerospace Medicine tells the story of daring aviation and space adventurers, doctors and researchers developing the means for us to go higher, faster and farther through the air and into space. It is about the people who brought themselves to the brink, studied near-death experiences and advanced science so the danger zone could become the comfort zone. Sometimes what they did seemed just plain crazy. Stranger Than Fiction also shows the science behind the stories, and presents it all in a retro SciFi comic book motif.

The exhibition was created by the Museum with a team of aerospace medicine professionals, flight surgeons and spaceflight experts bringing decades of experience from NASA, the military and the commercial spaceflight industry. The exhibit features dozens of artifacts ranging from flight suits and spacesuits to tools of the trade and air sickness bags.

Today we can live in space, comfortably fly faster than a speeding bullet, and snooze at a window seat that is inches away from an environment of certain death. This took decades to accomplish and getting there hasn’t always been safe or sane. Stranger Than Fiction is a window seat on the journey.


Buy Tickets
Exhibit included with general admission.

Events

Opening Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4 | 10 AM to 5 PM

Stranger Than Fiction Live! (Begins Saturday, July 3)
Saturdays and Sundays | 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Every weekend this summer enjoy live demonstrations and activities to continue your exploration of the bizarre, crazy and true stories that are Stranger Than Fiction.


For our full Calendar of Events, click here.


Explore More! Activities

HIGHER

FASTER

FARTHER

  • Sorry for the Delay Activity DOWNLOAD
  • Check out these sense experiments to do at home at KidsHealth.org!
  • Learn about Charles Lindbergh and other pilots who made long distance flights in history. Check out the stories of these pilots:
    • Hugh Herndon and Clyde Pangborn and their flight across the Pacific Ocean.
    • Beryl Markham and her flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Jean Gardener Batten and her flight from England to New Zealand.

FUTURE