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Press Release 08-063
Star Wars Exhibition Brings Reality to Fantasy

Hollywood meets engineering in exhibition touring the United States

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Photo of Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder, on display for the first time.

In the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit, Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder is on display for the first time.

Credit: Landspeeder image 2006 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM Photo: Dom Miguel Photography


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Photo of visitors seated at a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit.

In Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, visitors can jump to lightspeed in a full-size replica of the cockpit of Episode IV's Millennium Falcon. A multimedia presentation, narrated by actor Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), explores what we know about our own galaxy in a breathtaking ride to the edge of the universe.

Credit: Exhibit image 2006 Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM Photo: Dom Miguel Photography


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Photo of Darth Vader with stormtroopers holding blasters.

Darth Vader with stormtroopers holding blasters. These and other costumes from the Star Wars saga can be seen in the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition.

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Young boy learning about  fantasy and real-world robots so he can then try building a droid.

Visitors to Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination can explore fantasy and real-world robots, then they can try building a droid. At the 'Robot and People' Engineering Design Lab, the challenge is, 'How would you design a robot like R2-D2?' Activities focus on robot mobility, perception and cognition.

Credit: Exhibit image 2006 Museum of Science, Boston Photo: Dom Miguel Photography


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Photo of a visitor on a real world hovercraft..

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination explores different forms of transportation used in the Star Wars saga. Visitors can climb into a real world hovercraft and levitate to feel what the next mode of mass transit might be like.

Credit: Exhibit image 2006 Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. Photo: Dom Miguel Photography


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Photo of a Yoda puppet up-close in the exhibition.

Jedi Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Visitors can see a Yoda puppet up-close in the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition.

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Photo of the famous droids C-3PO and R2-D2 in the Robots and People section of the exhibit.

Famous droids C-3PO and R2-D2 can be seen in the Robots and People section of the exhibit.

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