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Heritage Center's space exhibit extended until March 3

BUFORD -- Gwinnettians still have their chance to be an astronaut, if only for a day.

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center recently announced its "Living in Space" exhibit -- which allows visitors to act as International Space Station crew members -- will stay on at its Buford campus through March 3.

The additional two months were a result of the exhibit's popularity, GEHC Director of Development Jason West said.

"The Living in Space exhibit has been extremely popular with visitors and school groups," he said. "The staff is excited to be able to continue to offer it as part of the GEHC's traveling exhibitions for an additional two months."

Created by the Children's Museum of Memphis and sponsored locally by Cisco and the GEHC Foundation, the exhibit resembles the look and feel of the actual International Space Station, and is aimed at letting visitors get a grasp of what goes into living, working and playing in space.

Stories and videos from real crew members are included in the interactive display.

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.