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Stay steady in space!

Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Friday 5th – Monday 8th July 2024
Astronaut boy in Life Science Centre Space Zone.

Try some balancing challenges fit for an astronaut, guided by the Astronaut Rehabilitation Sciences team from Northumbria University. 

Younger visitors can take on a variety of balancing tasks while adults can also take part in a real scientific study to help astronauts on a future mission to the Moon. 

On the next NASA led Moon exploration programme, Artemis, astronauts will spend around a month in space before touching down on the Moon. Throughout this time, their muscles will deteriorate, making balancing on the Moon’s surface a real challenge.  

This study, involving K-tape which is commonly used by elite athletes, could influence the design of the spacesuits the astronauts will wear when they walk on the Moon in a few years!  

All included in your science centre ticket. This event will run in addition to the usual exhibits and activities. 

Included in science centre admission

Adult (age 18 and over) £14.25
Concession (Over 65s, Students, Unemployed) £13.25
Child (age 3 to 17) £10.50
Child (age 2 and under) FREE
Carer FREE

Highlights include:

Meet the experts

Astronaut icon.

Take the space balance challenge!

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Be part of real research

This event is supported by our partners

Northumbria University Logo
Northumbria University Logo





Getting here

Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station.

Driving? Times Square Car Park is just around the corner. The sat nav reference for the car park is NE1 4AD (opposite Leonardo Hotel – formerly Jurys Inn). Look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you.

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

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