Human presence on Mars is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy as we become the first generation for whom this possibility becomes feasible. A new exhibition at the Design Museum envisions what life would be like on Mars' otherworldly landscape.
Step into immersive environments and see what Martian homes will look like with a full-scale habitat designed by architectural studio HASSELL. The exhibition will also feature original objects from NASA, the European Space Agency, and SpaceX, as well as the first spacesuit designed for the Mars surface. Visitors will also discover how the planet has influenced design culture with exhibits such as Christopher Raeburn's new Mars-inspired fashion collection.
Moving to Mars follows fast on the heels of the museum's blockbuster Stanley Kubrick exhibition which also highlights the auteur's interest in space living with set designs from his film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The exhibition will not only question how this concept can evolve from fiction to reality, but whether it should. Living on Mars will be tough. Humans will have to be protected from harsh temperatures, lethal space radiation and dust storms through artificial habitats on top of having access to water and food. If this is achieved, however, it will be one of humanity's greatest design feats.
|What||Moving to Mars, Design Museum|
|Where||Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6AG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||High Street Kensington (underground)|
18 Oct 19 – 23 Feb 20, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Click here for tickets and information|