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Space Now

Space Now

Space Now is where you can find out what is happening in space right now.

Home to the Mars Yard, a replicated Martian planet surface, you can often see real tests being carried out on the ExoMars rover robot prior to its mission to the red planet.


We just saw a real space scientist control a robot with a Playstation controller. The robot is off to Mars, but my son wants to take it home to drive in the garden.Smiley

Take a seat and watch a series of presentations answering some of the biggest questions scientists are setting out to answer; what is dark matter? how do planets get their mass? And are we alone in the Universe?


Take a tour of Space Now


Space Now is currently the home to some of the pieces we house from NASA’s Space Shuttle programme. One item is a tyre from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which arrived in the post with just an address label and stamp on it! Maybe if you had been into space and travelled thousands of miles, a few more in the post would be a bit of light relief.


The News from Space

Using the latest technology, you can discover the news from space on our interactive information table. If you can’t visit this week, why not find out the news on our blog, Twitter or Facebook pages. Bite-size, easy to understand news from the space industry around the world, direct to you.

Space Now