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With numerous interactive exhibits, your journey from the early days of rocket technology to the Spacelab and satellites is guaranteed to be a truly “universal” experience!

Astronautics exhibition – overview

Countdown, launch, reaching and surviving in space: the Astronautics exhibition is laid out chronologically, corresponding to mankind’s journey into space. An overview of our solar system is followed by information about early rocket technology and the development of rocket engines and manned space flight, including the Spacelab. Next, the function of satellites and probes is explored, followed by remote sensing. Numerous exhibits and models, such as rocket sledges, spacesuits and the Helios probe, as well as media stations and interactive demonstrations, guarantee a truly “universal” experience!

Facts and Figures

  • Location: Level 2
  • Exhibition area: 1125 m2
  • Exhibits and models: approx. 290
  • Demonstrations and interactives: 5
  • Media stations: 19
  • Dioramas: 3

Programme in this exhibition

Lebensgroße Figur einer Astronautin schwebt im Weltraumlabor Spacelab.

When will this event take place?

Discover which activities are taking place by checking our daily programme, which is published at around 9.20 each day. Our programme changes daily and includes guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on activities for individual visitors and small groups of up to five people. All programme events are held in German. They begin either directly where the activity is set to take place or at a guided-tour meeting point in the relevant exhibition.

What drives space rockets?

Flüssigkeitstriebwerk der V2-Rakete

From: Heeresversuchsanstalt Peenemünde

Date: 1944

Raketentriebwerk Rocketdyne H-1

From: Rocketdyne (Canoga Park, Calif.)

Date: 1959

Flüssigkeitstriebwerk P111

From: Bölkow GmbH

Date: ca. 1967

3. Stufe der Europa-Rakete "Astris", F 15

From: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Satellitenträger

Date: um 1970

Schubkammer des HM-7-Triebwerks

From: Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH <Ottobrunn>

Date: 1982

Raketentriebwerk Rocketdyne J-2

From: Rocketdyne (Canoga Park, Calif.)

Date: 1964

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