Exhibitions in SP offer a journey in the universe of space exploration

More than 50 years ago, more precisely on July 20, 1969, man set foot on the Moon for the first time. Since then, and after a few more missions in our natural satellite, humans still don’t know everything about this seemingly tiny giant when viewed from Earth.

In addition to having already explored the Moon, Mars is the first planet in the sights of manned space missions. One of the objectives of the Artemis program, which is to return crew members to our natural satellite from 2024 onwards, and for the first time a woman on the team, will prepare the way for manned missions to the red planet.

Two exhibitions to explore space

To get in the mood for space exploration, Santander is sponsoring two interesting exhibitions on the subject. The first of them takes place at Farol Santander in São Paulo (SP) and has as its theme the Future of Space and future exploration missions of the Moon and Mars.

Space Adventure, for the first time here in Brazil, exhibits original equipment from NASA and Apollo 11, the manned mission that landed on the Moon. .

Where and when?

In the case of Farol Santander, interested parties can check out the 2 floors of the exhibition from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 8 pm. Tickets cost R$25.00 and can be purchased directly at the box office or on the programming website. The space is available from the 23rd of July and will be accessible to the public until the 5th of December 2021.

The parental rating is free, so that means the kids are invited. Children up to 2 years and 11 months old are exempt from paying the ticket, from 3 years old on, they pay half price and, from 12 years old onwards, you must present your ID and student card to pay half.

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For Space Adventure, the deadline for visitation is October 26, 2021 in the parking lot of Shopping Eldorado, in São Paulo (SP). Tickets can be purchased directly from the programming website under the same conditions as the other exhibition sponsored by Santander.

Configure the schedule for these two exhibitions below:

Programming: Future Space

The Future Space program has two floors for visitors to explore. In the first, the Moon is the center of attention, as well as man’s first steps to reach the Earth’s natural satellite.

The second floor of the exhibition is focused on NASA’s exploration mission to Mars, with an emphasis on the presentation of the Artemis program, which intends to carry out manned trips to the red planet by 2024.

Check out details of each of these exhibitions, as well as important information, so you can enjoy this tour even more.

Lua Station – 23rd floor

It’s been over 50 years since the 1st time man set foot on the moon and it’s been a long time since we went back there. Why did this desire to take a new trip to our natural satellite arise?

This time, the goal is to come back to stay. NASA is organizing to more effectively establish a human presence beyond Earth. The US space agency is studying ways to make this mission viable both from a scientific and economic point of view.

The Farol Santander exhibit will make that clearer with a three-meter replica of the SLS Rocket, the one that will be used in upcoming missions to the Moon and Mars. The floor also features a faithful but scaled-down replica of the Orion capsule (1.4 meters in diameter), a spacecraft used in launches in 2014. Of course, a spacesuit from the future will also be on display for visitors.

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The moon-focused walk will also have an environment very similar to that experienced by astronauts on lunar ground. The ambient sound is more bass, the lighting creates the mood we find on the satellite and textured stickers can deceive even the most discerning. Visitors will even be able to leave their footprints registered on the ground, as if they were stepping on the Moon itself.

This is all very nice, but there is still the other floor of the exhibition.

Mars Station – 22nd floor

If it’s still unclear why NASA and its partners are organizing a mission to reexplore the Moon, understanding why we want to go to Mars is perhaps even more confusing. But it all comes down to one word: inspiration.

In the past, the Apollo program, which pioneered outer space and took man to the moon for the first time, inspired a generation of young people. This was an impressive fuel for American consciousness, which sparked a revolution not only in Science and Technology, but also in the passion for exploration and discovery.

Therefore, exploring the Moon and Mars is an important NASA mission to serve as an unparalleled example of what human beings are capable of doing when they have the will and motivation.

The Farol Santander once again conveys this idea with its exhibition, making visitors experience the feeling that astronauts will have when disembarking on the red planet. The environment was completely customized to mimic Mars, featuring a rocky atmosphere, earthy tones and walls covered with images of distant mountains.

The Artemis program is the highlight of this part of the exhibition. This mission intends to take crew to Mars by 2024, including the 1st female astronaut. The show has a replica of the Perseverance rover, a robot that has been on a mission to the neighboring planet since the beginning of the year.

The floor also has a replica of the New Horizons spacecraft, which was created to explore the farthest borders of the Solar System. Another interesting project on display is the well-known Hubble telescope, responsible for having taken some of the most beautiful photographs ever recorded by man and which has been in orbit for 30 years.

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Programming: Space Adventure

Space Adventure, located in the parking lot of Shopping Eldorado, offers a gigantic tent measuring 2,600 m² to display more than 300 original NASA items and 20 near-perfect replicas. One is the Apollo 11 capsule, the manned mission spacecraft that first landed on the Moon in the 1960s.

Another highlight of the exhibition is the full-size “ROVING”, the four-wheeled vehicle popularly known as the “lunar buggy” that also explored our satellite. The exhibition also brings replicas of the TITAN and JUNO ships for those who want to know more closely how this marvel of technology and science works.

It is noteworthy that all the technology part of the first space missions will also be on display at Space Adventure. This includes first computers used in the 1960s, tools, lunar material collection boxes, spacecraft control panels, radios used to communicate between spaceships and Earth, as well as photo cameras, cinema and devices that filtered the air. inside the small modules.

All these items are being exhibited for the first time in Brazil and were gathered from the NASA collection in partnership with the Museum and Space Education Center COSMOSPHERE in Hutchinson, Kansas (USA). Therefore, this is an unmissable chance for lovers of technology and space exploration.


Interested in visiting these exhibitions? If you want to check more details about the schedule or purchase tickets, visit this link.

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