Budapest, January 14 (MTI) – An interactive space exhibition showcasing the technical details and history of space travel opened at the Millenaris Hall in Budapest on Thursday.

The Gateway to Space exhibition put on display several original items such as space helmets, rockets and space station extension modules and visitors will have the chance to try out simulators used in astronaut training, Mike Fachbart, senior staff at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, said, presenting the exhibition.

“I hope that the exhibition will encourage many Hungarian youth to follow in the footsteps of Bertalan Farkas, the first Hungarian astronaut,” he said.

The exhibition provides insight on both the American and Soviet space technology and puts an emphasis on the international nature of space travel. It will be open until March 15.

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