Gateway to Spacethe exhibition on the space that Barley Arts brought to Europe for the first time at the Udine Trade Fair, lands at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, where it will be on display from today 16 October to 28 December.


During his time at the Udine Fair the exhibition recorded record numbers, with over 50,000 visitors in the four months it was open. The Danish public will now have the opportunity to admire the amazing collection of memorabilia, replicas of rockets, space stations, clothing and accessories, meteorite particles and much more from the US Space & Rocket Center of Nasaa unique opportunity to feel part of the most incredible journey ever undertaken by man, the conquest of the Moon. In Italy, the event was very successful, already exceeding 30,000 visitors at the beginning of August, a fact that convinced the organisers to postpone the closure of the exhibition. So many people chose to visit Gateway to Space, also coming from outside the region and from neighbouring Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. And no wonder, given the sensational nature of the exhibits, a complete excursus starting with the first imaginary visions of Jules Verne, who wrote the book 'From the Earth to the Moon' in 1865, and moving on to Wernher von Braun, a German scientist and engineer naturalised in the United States, who is considered the progenitor of the American space programme. The exhibition continues with a section devoted to the space race, on both the American and Soviet sides, where the different approaches of the two superpowers of the time are also explored. The heart of the exhibition then lies in the large central hall, where magnificent and absolutely fascinating pieces can be admired up close. This section features elements of the Sojuz spacecraft and the Soviet-sponsored Mir space station, as well as elements of the International Space Station, with the Destiny laboratory that the public can walk through, the faithful reproduction of the Saturn V lunar rocket, used to launch the conquest to the Moon, and the cockpit of the Space Shuttle. Gateway to Space is a journey from the past to the future, with an in-depth look at the Orion project and the presence of the module designed to one day take man to Mars. Highlights include the Lunar Rover Vehicle, the electric vehicle used by the astronauts of the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions to travel easily on the lunar soil. The success of Gateway to Space is also due to the strong interactive component of the exhibition, a perfect example of 'edutainment', capable of educating and entertaining. Thanks to the four types of simulators, visitors can experience different situations of space travel: piloting an F18 fighter jet, landing a Space Shuttle, experiencing the disorientation of a whirling re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere with the Multi AxisTrainer and finally experience flying in a lunar capsule in zero gravity with the 5 Degrees of Freedom.




16 October to 28 December

Bella Center

Hal H / East Entrance (by the Metro station)

Center Boulevard