Traveling Space Station Exhibit Kicks Off In Hancock County

Twelve-year-old Daiko Moraes wants to become an astronaut someday. So when he saw the Space Station mock-up, he had to take a peek inside.

The traveling exhibit is made up of two full-size tractor trailers. Inside the first, you'll see how astronauts aboard the real Space Station eat, take showers, exercise and sleep.

"You can see the engineering that has to go into making living in space possible, the problems that have to be over come," NASA spokesman Linda Theobald said.

This "space station" is inside two tractor trailers. Inside the laboratory unit, visitors experience some of the scientific research astronauts do while orbiting the earth.

"I'd like to learn what they're learning," Morales said.

"I was extremely impressed with the whole display," Louisiana resident  Earl Roney said. "Some of the things, I had questions about outer space. Now I'm satisfied with the answer. One of the things I was curious about is how do they go to the bathroom in outer space now I know."

The International Space Station mock-up will be at the Hancock County I-10 Welcome Center everyday from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. until Feb. 7th. Then it heads to Florida.