Celebrating the women who defy gravity

A new installation created in partnership with Smithsonian magazine, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Dr. Mae Jemison uses mixed reality to showcase women’s critical contributions to the US space program.

Every year, over 1300 Smithsonian institutions and museums nationwide open their doors to the public for free. This year, September 22nd marks Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day and the theme is “Women Making History,” celebrating women’s vital contributions to art, science, and culture.

To honor the women of the US space program, Microsoft partnered with Smithsonian museum, New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space. They came together to create Defying Gravity: Women in Space, a HoloLens-powered exhibit at the Intrepid that shares the stories of these previously unsung women in mixed reality.

Download your FREE ticket to Museum Day at the Intrepid Museum and experience Defying Gravity: Women in Space in person. Dr. Jemison will be present—not just in hologram form—for a special Museum Day Q&A.