November 27, 2022

A new permanent exhibit exploring life on Mars has opened at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, USA.

The new exhibit has been described as Carnegie Space Center’s most ambitious experiment to date.

A $4.4m (€4.2m, £3.6m) exhibition exploring life on Mars has opened at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, US.

Titled “Mars: The Next Giant Leap”, the permanent exhibition has been described as the museum’s “most ambitious experiment” to date and explores how issues such as sustainability, climate change, social justice and equitable access to resources will impact the future of humanity on Mars. and on Earth.

Occupying 690 square meters (7,400 square feet), the exhibit includes seven experience zones: View from Mars, Climatology, Martian Garden, Martian Life, Dream Big: Space, Pittsburgh on Mars, and Search for Life. Each demonstrates a different aspect of creating and maintaining a habitable climate on Mars.

View from Mars explores man’s understanding of Mars through the lens of science fiction, pop culture and real-life exploration, while in Climatology guests learn how climates create and destroy habitable conditions on Mars and Earth.

Martian Garden explores potential methods of growing food on Mars and how those same techniques can be applied to ethical and sustainable agriculture on Earth. Martian Living shows guests the possible living spaces of Martian residents, while Dream Big: Space brings Martian colonies to life through physical and digital building models.

Pittsburgh in Mars showcases Pittsburgh’s “formative space exploration ecosystem” as well as how Pittsburgh companies are contributing to future research and local space career opportunities.

Finally, in Search for Life, visitors take control of a Mars rover as they search for water and other signs of life.

“As you walk through the exhibit, you’ll be challenged to ask questions about what makes a community thrive, how our lives are shaped by our environments, and how exploration of Mars will impact life on Earth,” said said Jason Brown, director of Carnegie Science. Center. “This exhibit demonstrates that space can be accessible to anyone who wants it,” said Jason Brown, director of the Carnegie Science Center.

“It takes more than rocket scientists to explore other planets. It takes artists and welders, marketers and accountants. There is room for everyone.

“Mars: The Next Giant Leap” was designed to complement Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium and its extensive STEM programming. It is supported by the PNC Foundation, which provides financial assistance to organizations that provide services to benefit communities, and the Howmet Aerospace Foundation, which invests in STEM initiatives with a focus on increased access for underserved people. represented.

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