Retained in 1990 by Feld Entertainment (Ringling Brothers, Disney on Ice, etc.) and Suib Design to design a space themed exhibition to be called...................
In a working agreement with NASA and the USSR, they were to provide the latest developments in Space Technology for inclusion in this traveling exhibit that will to be updated on a regular basis.
The exhibit, designed in the spirit of a road show, is housed under a 300’ diameter geodesic dome. The collection of full scale space hardware, mock-ups, artifacts and personal items was to change as new landmarks in space technology were attained.
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Rendering of proposed exhibit
Drawing by Alex Sarkis
Scale model of exhibit with suspended components under the dome.
Sketch of Apollo Capsule and supporting graphics
The overhead dome liner displays the Star Chart of the Constellations. Illuminated by ultra-violet light to highlight the astronomical data.
The layout showing the entry and exit plan of the exhibit. Linear structures define the visitors path and also support lighting and exhibit graphics, charts, etc..
Close-up views of the exhibit elements. Actual space hardware was used if available. Otherwise full scale mock-ups were utilized.
The Space Station was the major focus of the exhibit and featured full-scale elements of the Structural Truss Grid and the Service / Command Module. All other elements traced the history of the space program up to the present and included future programs for earth monitoring and missions to other planets.
Scale model depicting the Art Gallery layout for all Space related Paintings, Sculptures and Photography.
THE ART GALLERY
In addition to the exhibit, a Gallery was planned for works that were being generated based on the space program and all its related spinoffs. All items were for sale, including Paintings, Sculptures, Photography and Artifacts. The Collection was to be updated on a regular basis.
A Gift Shop dispensed Posters, Photos, Books and other space related items.