Fans and those curious about the historical journey of man in his mission to explore space have, starting tomorrow, the opportunity to discover original pieces from NASA and the Russian Space Agency. The Inmersa space, located in the Poblenou neighborhood, inaugurates the Space Discovery exhibition that displays hundreds of real pieces and life-size samples that portray man's attempts to reach the moon with the Apollo mission, the victory of Apollo 13, the explanation of the famous phrase “Houston we have a problem” and Elon Musk's plans to land on Mars, among other attractions.
The exhibition of the main milestones of cosmonautics and space travel begins its journey in the 1950s and 1960s with the competition between the United States and Russia to land first on the moon and concludes with a model of Elon Musk's rockets. .
The different Apollo missions have an exclusive gallery that shows the only piece of the Saturn spacecraft to return to earth: the tip of the 110-meter-long rocket.
Throughout the circuit, visitors can see up close robot vehicles and shuttles that have been used in space travel, personal items used by astronauts, the cooling clothing that was used under the space suit to avoid hyperthermia, the foods that they consumed and their communication equipment.
However, Rafael Clemente, an engineer and scientific communicator specialized in astronomy, considers that “one of the greatest attractions is being able to see a piece of rock from Mars, which has fallen in the form of a meteorite to Earth.”
The exhibition also has 3D simulators that recreate the experience of astronauts on their trips and that visitors who dare to get on can experience them. Stanislav Lisner, executive director of the Czech company JVS Group that has promoted the Space Discovery project, describes the exhibition as “a possibility to understand humanity's efforts to discover and conquer space.” Since 2016, the exhibition has been presented in other countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Portugal.
The management for its arrival in Barcelona, the first city in Spain to have its presentation, is in charge of the company Proactiv Entertainment. “We have chosen Barcelona because we know how the public, space and dinosaurs work, they are always interesting,” said Nicolas Renna, CEO of Proactiv.
The Barcelona company that organizes the event “has invested two million euros to bring the project from Eastern Europe,” as Renna highlighted.
The traveling exhibition, which was delayed by the pandemic, will move to Madrid when it ends in the Inmersa space on January 7, 2024.