We’re now just a year away from the start of Space:Partners, the first-ever science and entertainment tour featuring Mars One astronauts (and subsequently our entire team!) in orbit around our Earth.
Space:Partners, which debuted at the Farnborough International Airshow in July of 2017, is the brainchild of one of our journalists, Catherine Donaldson-Evans, and veteran space journalist Yuri Gatlin, who together hold more than 40 years of experience in the space industry.
The producers promise an immersive multi-media experience that will allow audiences to witness more of how life is like on Mars, with all the raw activities, conversations and challenges that go with it.
The journey begins in early 2021 at Cape Canaveral, Florida with a talk from the Mars One team and the astronauts onboard their International Space Station-bound Falcon Heavy rocket. Then the astronauts will fly into orbit around our planet and follow a scripted itinerary that will take them to the red planet, have them perform medical experiments, complete several breathtaking spacewalks and tell the stories behind these valuable discoveries.
You can try to get tickets for Space:Partners during the upcoming 2019 International Astronautical Congress in Anaheim, California, November 13 – 16. But for the first time, this virtual reality experience will also launch on Aug. 1, which is exactly 12 years from the day that six people, all the way from Kazakhstan, joined the astronauts aboard the Stardust mission in 2006.
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