What is the Display Theme?

The Space Shuttles are more than the sum of their parts, and more than the sum of stories of the people that flew them.

The Shuttles carried with them, on each flight, the hopes and dreams of exploration and discovery for the entire human race. Against the backdrop of one of the greatest and most renowned institutions of higher learning in the United States, the Shuttle will continue to inspire millions. In this setting, with examples of ongoing research at the University and accomplishments from all fields of study represented, the shuttle will be displayed to show how those dreams are realized.

We will show museum visitors how they too, as future astronauts, former poets, idealistic dreamers, wanderers, quiet thinkers, and restless souls, can walk with those brave souls that risked everything to expand the frontiers of human knowledge.

 

Shuttle images courtesy of NASA.