Studio 2: Going The Distance

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Located In Clorox Hall

Explore how humans are expanding our boundaries by moving farther into the Universe than ever before. With inspiration and content provided by NASA’s Ames Research Center, Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planet, and SpaceX, the exhibit traces our journey through the cosmos, and where we are headed.


Pilot a Rover from Mission Control

Experience the sights and sounds of Chabot’s Mission Control, modeled after the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mission Control. Step up to any station to be the next Flight Director! Pilot a rover across our very own Chaos Terrain, a Mars-like surface scattered with knobs and cones of rocks!


Get Up Close To Spacecraft

See out-of-this world objects, from the space program workhorse, an authentic 7K-OK Russian Soyuz Descent Module, to a Dove Cube Satellite Model, an example of the next generation of Nano satellites used to gather Earth imagery from space.

Learn how scientists’ careers took flight

Imagine what your career will be in space —a rover pilot? A martian geologist?  A space suit designer? Learn about intriguing new jobs for the next generation of space exploration.