Fifty years ago this week, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. These days, Newt Gingrich wants to build colonies on the moon and millionaire Richard Branson plans to fly us there on vacation with Virgin Galactic. But that’s still while away. If you want to travel into space today, at least in New York, the closest you can get is at the American Museum of Natural History. Their current exhibition, Beyond Planet Earth, begins on the moon, before orbiting Mars and finally landing on Europa.
BY PAUL SMITH