Gateway to Space: The exhibition is coming to South Africa!


After a successful exhibition in Europe, Gateway to Space: The Exhibition will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre from 1 June to 31 July 2016. Gateway to Space was assembled by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, an official NASA Visitor Center.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like in space? Gateway to Space introduces audiences to the people, technologies and circumstances that paid passage for human dreams to enter the realities of suborbital flight, Moon missions and sustained life in space. The exhibition offers an impressive collection of hardware to enlighten and engage visitors while instilling a sense of awe. Among highlights are a real moon rock, a life-size Mir space station core module, a Sputnik-1 model and an Apollo capsule model.

Gateway to Space: The Exhibition, organized by Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum magazines, brings the great adventure of space exploration to South Africa for the first time. Exhibition displays, including International Space Station elements and future, extended duration missions for deep space, engage and excite space dreamers and enthusiasts.

“This exhibition is shipped from Budapest (where it’s currently on show) in 20 shipping containers, making this the biggest exhibition yet to travel to South Africa,” says . “To date, almost a million people have flocked to see this exhibition.”

“One of the many highlights of the exhibition is a replica of the Mir space station core module, built at an angle to give some effect of vertigo,” she adds. “You can walk inside and also view a model of such a craft’s pilot station.”

Other exciting parts of the exhibition include four original space suits, the original Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT) based on a Mercury-era astronaut training scenario, a glimpse of a scale-model space toilet, the food astronauts eat in space and a model of the Orion capsule, which is designed for future missions to Mars.

From youngsters seeing these items for the first time to the older generation who followed the space race, Gateway to Space invites visitors to set imaginations free, cross thresholds and glimpse entirely new portals to mankind’s adventure in space.

Specific timeslots will be allocated for visitors to walk around this exhibition and experience a journey to space, as well as enjoy additional interactive sessions. Tickets are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.


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 space@megatrav.co.za for more information or to book.

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

For more information about this exciting exhibition go to www.gatewaytospace.co.za.


Win one of 5 double tickets to see Gateway to Space: The Exhibition.

Simply follow and retweet @JoziStyle on Twitter or tell us in the comments section below why you want to go to the Gateway to Space: The Exhibition.

Competition closes on Monday, 24 May, 2016.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Twitter and JoziStyle.joburg on Tuesday, 25 May, 2016.

  1. Jo

    I am a huge Space enthusiast! Love planetariums and watching the stars with a telescope too! Would love this experience 🙂

  2. Lebogang Moagi

    I love the space so much and I doubt I will ever go there to see it. So going to gateway to space is the best opportunity to experience the space and I also love to touch the moon rock please please 🙂 🙂

  3. Susann

    Every person dreams of going to space…well if a little piece of it is closer I would love to go 🙂

  4. Andrea

    My sister and I love all space related things. As kids we grew up watching the night sky and imagining all the possibilities that lie ahead of us. Even as adults, when she comes to visit, we would sit outside with my telescope and try and find new and fascinating things in the sky. When I saw this exhibition, I knew I had to go for it .. winning these tickets wild be such an awesome treat for the both of us!

  5. Yolande Smith

    My Boys are Space Freaks…. They love everything to do with space and they will be extremely great full to win some tickets. Unfortunately we can’t buy them tickets because we are going through a rough patch… please please….make my boys day and year…!!Xx

  6. Yolanda Du Preez

    All my boys (hubby as well as the 8 and 10 yr old) are space mad… and it gives me an opportunity to geek out as well! I might be raising future astronauts! We would really enjoy these tickets #SpaceGeekFamily

  7. Wesley

    As David Bowie once sang, “There’s a starman waiting in the sky, He’d like to come and meet us, But he thinks he’d blow our minds”…

    I’ve always been fascinated with all things space-related from David’s starman to Neil Armstrong’s moon landing.

  8. jozistyle

    Congratulations to our #TravelJoziStyleSpace ticket winners!

    Tsunami Ray
    Steven Bosch
    Brenda Monyebodi
    Inge-Marne Blignaut

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