Packing Tape Replica of the Gemini Capsule
Museum visitors enter a packing tape replica of the Gemini capsule. Tape Gemini, along with another project Tape Wormhole, made their debuts at the Liberty Science Center on June 25.
Tape Wormhole Construction
Volunteers assisted the artist Eric Lennartson in constructing Tape Wormhole (pictured) and Tape Gemini in just three days. The bones of the structures were flexible plastic wrap.
Tape Wormhole Construction #2
Volunteers stretched 18 miles of tape across the tape structures to create a firm, translucent surface — 1/3 longer than the island of Manhattan.
Finishing Touches on Tape Gemini
The builders put finishing touches on Tape Gemini and Tape Wormhole, which are intended to highlight the museum's new space exhibits.
Lennartson Inside Tape Gemini
The designer Eric Lennartson poses inside Tape Gemini.
Tape Wormhole Exploration
Although mostly children made the journey through the two sides of Tape Wormhole, adults occasionally made their way inside as well
Kids in Tape Wormhole
Liberty Science Center's President and CEO, Paul Hoffman, counted 15 kids in the wormhole at one point.
Lennartson Inside Tape Wormhole
Eric Lennartson poses inside one half of the completed Tape Wormhole before it was opened to the public.
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