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This exhibition invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages.

Getting humans to Mars is becoming one of the great challenges of our time. The red planet holds the potential of human settlement and the promise of life after Earth, which makes it a new frontier not just for science but for design. From the spaceships to be used for the eight-month journey to the habitats that people will live in, the food, the tools and even the make-up of a new society, every detail in this collective endeavour must be designed.

The exhibition explores three phases of life on Mars – Arrive, Survive and Thrive. Illustrated with a combination of factual science and design fiction, the exhibition will feature an immersive experience that gives visitors a sense of the surface of Mars. Alongside actual hardware and equipment, several new commissions and collaborations by contemporary designers respond to known challenges and potential scenarios for a human settlement on Mars.

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