George Lucas is opening the doors to Star Wars paraphernalia by providing sets, costumes and props from all six Star Wars movies to Boston’s Museum of Science. Pieces include Luke’s speeder, the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, androids, and Anakin’s prosthetic hand. (No mention was made as to the whereabouts of Anakin’s acting skills. Ba-dum crash!)
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination opens Thursday to “give some scientific basis to the fantasy of the films.” There is apparently an emphasis on education and technology, the article says:
The museum’s president and director, Ioannis Miaoulis, said he feared that U.S. schools are failing to produce enough future engineers to meet competition from Asia, putting pressure on museums like his to play a more influential role. “We are producing generations of people that have no understanding about how most of the things they interact with in their day-to-day life work,” he said.