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Questacon’s next blockbuster is out of this world

9 February 2017

I am delighted to preview Above and Beyond, Questacon’s 2017 blockbuster exhibition that taps into the history of aviation and looks to the future to inspire a new generation of global aviation and aerospace innovators.

From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond will take visitors faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Above and Beyond is an international aviation exhibition presented by Boeing and developed with NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

The exhibition, which opens in March, will demonstrate how innovation can make dreams take flight, ranging from flying cars and supersonic planes to ideas about exploring the final frontier, space.

Above and Beyond will follow the five key themes that have defined flight and space travel since before the first powered flight – Up, Faster, Higher, Further and Smarter – taking visitors of all ages on a hands-on exploration of the innovation and science behind flight.

Visitors will be able to design and test-fly their own supersonic jet, pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury or soar to orbit for a spectacular 360-degree view of Earth.

Above and Beyond was created to mark Boeing Corporation’s centenary year and is presented to mark Boeing’s 90-year legacy in Australia.

Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, has a remarkable record of putting on great and exciting exhibitions that give inspirational learning experiences that engage and motivate an interest and appreciation of science.

Questacon’s work supports the goals of the Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda, which includes initiatives to foster innovation and inspire a love of science among Australians.

The exhibition will open its doors on Saturday 25 March.

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