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Moving to Mars

The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. Through immersive recreations, new commissions and collaborations with contemporary designers, discover how every detail in this extraordinary endeavour must be designed.

Tickets will go on sale 20 July 2019.


What to expect

From the spaceships to be used for the 8-month journey to the habitats that people will live in, and from terraforming the landscape to the development of a new society, every detail in this collective endeavour must be designed.

Mars will explore three facets of life on Mars – Arrive, Survive and Thrive.
Illustrated through design fiction, the exhibition will feature an immersive experience that gives visitors a sense of the surface of Mars. It will focus on the raw and natural wonder of the planet, to inspire visitors with the austere beauty of Mars. Several new commissions and collaborations by contemporary designers will be displayed in response to potential scenarios for the evolution of a Mars colony.

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Background image | © Curiosity, NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.