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About mose3800

The Museum of Space Exploration was opened as a Millennium Project in 3000. It is dedicated to preserving records and artefacts from space exploration activities.

Bequest from Balinger Freight Corporation

The Collection

The Collection

Thanks to the Balinger Freight Corporation who have given MOSE the latest addition to its collections – a four drawer wooden chest containing pieces of high specification, ceramic matrix composites. Used in some of the very first warp drives they could withstand temperature ranges from between minus 250 degrees C to 3000 degrees C. One of the founders of the Corporation had spent years amassing the objects and similar retro spaceship parts. These he would keep in chests and drawers dating from early 1900s and spend time ensuring that the drawers worked perfectly, that the polish remained smooth, and that he could find a space for storing the redundant small pieces of precision engineering that the Corporation would bring back from their journeys to distant galaxies.

EXO 159 – Robot testing

Biofauna closeBiofaunaOur newly donated robot R. Molto has been tested for its humanoid critical functions. R Molto is a humaniform type but there seems to be some damage and extensive metal degradation. It was shown this (fully sealed) suspected piece of bio-fauna from EXO159. Its comments were: “An object covered with security film first used in 3326. It has a native tongue that resists codification common to verbal communication and bridges phenomenal and conceptual dimensions”.

EXO159 – new finds

The robot drone exploring EXO159 picked up a series of objects, laid out in various patterns. Initial reports from the post human scientific crew of the mission suggest that there is some ambivalence as to whether the turquoise colouring is due to deposition of the gas surrounding the planet or is part of a continuing sublimation to create the gas. Image

red dwarf X394

Red Dwarf X394 glows bleakly through the atmosphere. Post humans living on its 5th planet were provided with prostheses that enabled them to experience the light as much brighter Рhumans had found that it had made them encounter depressive states due to permanent low  light levels.

Fixons

We’ve been rummaging in the basement and came across a box of fossilised fixons. These are fossilised remains of creatures that somehow overcame the biosecurity of a Balinger Freight Corporation ship’s hold. During interstellar travel they were subject to an enormous variety of pressures and eventually turned into what feels like small stones. They were found during routine maintenance in 3248 when measures were immediately taken to prevent a similar occurrence.

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Array

Newly restored for viewing, Array is an object that has been put together by museum specialists re-examining and re-presenting the collection of Nujema artefacts. The team working on this project are MOSE experts in artefacts from the late 2000s and early 3000s.

FutureMuseum loans

MOSE is pleased to announce a loan of early images and artefacts from the FutureMuseum’s postcatalystic collection – now on show in Room 2. These are among the oldest artefacts we have exhibited and it is thanks to our sponsor, the Balinger Freight Corporation, who oversaw packaging and delivery, that they survived their long intergalactic journey without damage. These exhibits are of particular interest as an example of life on ‘drowned world’ planets in the period shortly after climatic collapse and show the adaptive strategies employed to survive a newly aquatic environment. MOSE visitors can also access the full FutureMuseum collection at FutureMuseum.