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Multi-million pound visitor attraction opens with a focus on the future British Space programme

Published by Rob on Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:51 pm
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Manchester UK – On July 26th an exciting new space themed visitor attraction opened its doors. Three years and £10 million in the making, Spaceport is set to shatter the staid museum approach of other attractions. Visitors will take a virtual journey through space from Earth to the farthest reaches of the known Universe. From wormholes to black holes, supernova and spiral galaxies, visitors will learn all about space and space travel.

Amazing new attractions will allow visitors to become virtual astronauts and explore the solar system in the incredible Space Dome. Spaceport is also home of the UK National Schools Observatory. There are many interactive exhibits giving visitors plenty of hands-on fun with the whole experience culminating with Britain’s commercial space programme, Starchaser.

“Starchaser are honoured to be such an integral part of this exciting new visitor attraction” commented Steve Bennett, “We’ve worked closely with Spaceport and are thrilled with the whole project”.

Ken Moss, Manager of Spaceport added “We are proud to have Starchaser at Spaceport. We support their determination to put Britain back into space, their presence and involvement at Spaceport provides visitors with a unique opportunity to get close to real rockets and rocket scientists and get behind the new British space programme”

The Starchaser exhibit occupies a prime position and features a dedicated movie theatre, information on Starchaser projects and is home to many of Starchaser rockets, rocket engines and the NOVA II capsule.

Starchaser, in partnership with Spaceport, will also run regular ‘Starchaser Open Days’; these dedicated events will provide visitors with a more detailed introduction to Starchaser and it’s mission together with the opportunity to meet Starchaser personnel and discuss Starchaser projects.

Catch up on all the latest information at starchaser
Orvisitthe spaceport home webpage here

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