My son would always tell me how he wanted to be an astronaut when he grows up. We would read books about space and watch videos of different missions. Recently, we were elated to follow the live-stream of the One More Orbit project on board Qatar Executive, which broke a world record for the fastest aircraft to circumnavigate on both poles. 
This was in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission which brought the first man on the moon. What better way to celebrate everything we’ve learned than to go to Al Thuraya Planetarium. He surely had fun looking at life-like figures and had a fantastic, one of a kind 3D cinema experience. 
My son’s ambitious mission to space may be far from reality for now but through that museum doorway, one can absolutely dream, and as we know, it only takes one footprint and the rest could be history.
— Photos and text by Vanessa Valencia Almacen, @valentsu