Although one of the lucky ones to go to the press preview day last week, yesterdays visit to the Tom Sachs : Space Program Mars with my son Max was much more fun!
If you are planing to check it out, make sure you go on a day when they are doing demonstrations, or the indoctrination process. This includes an oral & written test to see if you're made of astronaut martial & could handle the training to go to Mars.
Max (who's 11) and I were the first testers of the day to get all the answers right.
We did have a bit of head's-up over all the others that were failing miserably around us.
We figured out that the written questions in the test all refer to subject matter covered in the 5 short films one is meant to watch as you enter the building.
As I'd already been hugely inspired & blogged about the Ten Bullets video, it was easy & fun to watch all the films with Max, knowing that we would be using these fun facts in the test. http://dbdoesablog.com/10-bullets-by-tom-sachs-code-i-wish-to-live-b
Test's past with flying colors & our task complete to the satisfaction of our trainer (sweeping a portion of the hall) we were given a NASA rubber stamp on our hands.
This was our OK to climb up into, & be given the basic technical rundown of the LEM (Landing Excursion Module)
FYI: ABK is bullet # 8 of the Ten & stands for Always Be Knolling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoll_(verb)