Children and families will blast off into space and explore science, technology, engineering and math in a whole new way at a new exhibit this summer. Hoosier native Dr. David\u00a0Wolf was a NASA astronaut; but\u00a0you may not realize his fingerprints are inside and out of the International Space Station (ISS). That\u2019s because he actually helped build it and The Children\u2019s Museum of Indianapolis used his unique perspective to help create\u00a0Beyond Spaceship Earth. The out-of-this-world experience will feature a recreation of\u00a0portions of the inside of the ISS; a one-of-a-kind, immersive space object experience called the\u00a0Schaefer Planetarium & Space Object Theater. Also,\u00a0an Astronaut Wall of Fame\u00a0will pay tribute to astronauts with ties to Indiana. Believe it or not, there are more than 30 people who have such ties.\u00a0Gus Grissom is one of them.\u00a0The Mitchell, Indiana native piloted the second manned space capsule,\u00a0Liberty Bell 7, which will raise and lower on a pedestal within the reimagined planetarium as visitors watch a film about its voyage giving them a feeling like they\u2019re floating in space alongside it. Families will be stunned to learn fascinating factoids about the ISS, an orbiting laboratory that is as long as a football field in which six people live and conduct experiments from countries around the world. We\u2019ve all seen video of people floating around in space. But how do they conduct daily chores, how do they\u202fgrow plants when plants, dirt\u00a0and water float in microgravity? How do astronauts create a schedule when they have 16 sunrises a day as they orbit the Earth every 90 minutes? These kinds of questions are likely to grip the attention of people of all ages \u2013 driving the message home that anything is possible. Through supplemental programs and actor interpreters, the museum will inspire children to get ready for anything they might do in the future by using logic and their powers of imagination. You don\u2019t have to aspire to be an astronaut to be fascinated by the experience. The principles necessary for successful spaceflight include many different fields from mechanics through food preparation to medicine. Visitors will be able to see how plants grow in space, how astronauts exercise in microgravity and view what they see from space through rich video provided by NASA. It\u2019s all about inspiring the next generation to meet challenges and improve our quality of life here on Earth.\u00a0Beyond Spaceship Earth\u00a0opens June 25, 2016.