Gateway to Space exhibition
Experience the history and future of space exploration.

If you've ever wondered what it's like in space, here's a chance for you and your family to get a glimpse of what living in space entails at the Gateway to Space exhibition.

Huisgenoot, Drum and You magazines will be bringing the exciting adventures of space exploration to South Africa for the first time.  

The exhibition will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre from 1 June to 31 July 2016. 

Attractions will include a real moon rock, a life-size Mir space station core module, a Sputnik-1 model and an Apollo capsule model (see images below), amongst other exciting features. 

Ticket prices

Single ticket (adult): R180

Single ticket (children between 18 months and 18 years): R120

Family package: R520 for a family of four.

School packages, which include a free ticket for one adult for every booking of 20 pupils, are also available. Send an email to for more information or to book.

All tickets (excluding school packages) are available at Computicket.

For more information about this exciting exhibition go to

All Images supplied

Apollo Capsule:

A 1:4 scale model of the Apollo capsule.

A7L Apollo Suit:

The A7L Apollo spacesuit was the primary pressure suit worn by Nasa astronauts for Project Apollo between 1968 and the termination of the Apollo programme in 1975.


The full-scale Destiny model, a multidisciplinary lab, featuring experiments in biology, engineering, materials science, physics and Earth sciences.

Mir Space Station model–1: 

A 1:10 scale model of the first modular space station. The Soviet Mir project proved it was possible to build large permanent experiment platforms in Earth’s orbit.

Mir Full Scale:

This full-scale walkthrough of the core module of the Mir station offers a glimps into the life of a Mir cosmonaut.

Saturn V: 

This 1:10 scale model of Saturn V was an American human-rated expendable rocket used by Nasa between 1966 and 1973.

Pilot Control: 

This full-scale split flight deck set shows the typical flight control area of a space shuttle.

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