Gallery / Space Exploration
Gallery Zone / International Space Station
Visitors approach a touchscreen with an outline of a body. Key nodes on the body glow or flash. As visitors touch these nodes they can see some of the research being undertaken to understand how humans are affected in space. The screen changes to show narrative stories and images of current research.
Technical SpecificationsTarget Age Group: 8 years old to adult; Dwell Time: 1 minute;
AV Hardware: 1 x 55” Touchscreen
Flowpath / Wireframe
Introduction / The user sees a screen with a human outline and is invited to interact with certain hotspots.
User can see a ‘generic’ human body, including a skeleton and various relevant body parts. The body has various hotspots attached to it which the user is invited to interact with.
When the user clicks on a hotspot, the body enlarges to focus on that area and a panel of information appears. The other hotspots also disappear.
- Scientists observe and monitor humans to see how they are affected by space
- Scientists are performing research into the effects of space on humans with the aim of undertaking longer space trips further from Earth
- The physical and mental health of humans undergoing long space flights needs to be maintained
- Research on humans includes studying how astronauts deal with long periods away from Earth
- Food and nutrition are the subject of research on humans in space