Solomon Group, an award-winning leader in exhibit fabrication, AV systems integration and live event production, has announced that it is part of the project team working on Pittsburgh’s new Moonshot Museum.
Collaborating once more with the design and fabrication team at Luci Creative, a full-service experiential design studio, Solomon Group’s Experience Technology team provided the AV system design, procurement and integration for the museum. RLMG did the media design for Moonshot Museum.
The Moonshot Museum is set to open on 15 October 2022, giving visitors a unique opportunity to see real spacecraft as they are being constructed by experts. Guests will also be able to enjoy a simulated lunar mission and explore the future of space exploration as they find out more about the $450 billion global space industry.
When they arrive at the Moonshot Museum, visitors will first enter The Lab and create a lunar rover, then step into Astrobotic’s Clean Room to discover real-life lunar landers and rovers as they are being built. They will also explore a futuristic lunar habitat and join space engineers in working through simulated challenges. In addition, the museum’s exhibits help guests to learn about the different careers in the space industry.
The experience also sees guests writing their own message to the Moon, to be sent on board one of Astrobotic’s future lunar landers.
For this project, the teams at Luci Creative and Solomon Group worked closely with museum staff, teachers, and space experts. The Luci Creative team prototyped and play-tested the experience with over sixty Pittsburgh-area middle school students, building on the actionable insights that came out of this to make the experience even more impactful.
Earlier this year, Luci Creative announced that it has been selected to be the exclusive exhibition design partner for the new Adams Presidential Center to be based in Quincy, Massachusetts, US. Meanwhile, Solomon Group recently renewed its NGLCC certification. The firm is currently the only museum exhibit fabricator in the US that holds this credential.