Meet Shaun the Sheep at Aerospace Bristol this May half-term!May 25th, 2023
Following his epic 1.5 million mile mission to the moon and back, Shaun the Sheep is coming to Aerospace Bristol for the school holidays!
From Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June, the 16cm-tall puppet will be on display as part of the Journey to Mars exhibition, with visitors able to see Shaun alongside Luke Jerram’s Mars artwork and the last Concorde ever to fly.
Last year, Shaun the Sheep became the first sheep to fly around the moon, as a passenger on Artemis I, the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft with a European Space Agency (ESA) European Service Module (which provides air, electricity, and propulsion for the crew).
Aerospace Bristol’s Journey to Mars exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of Mars Express, Europe’s first mission to Mars. The exhibition includes models of the Mars Express Orbiter and the Beagle 2 lander on display alongside the Mars sculpture.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, Mars features detailed NASA imagery of the Martian surface. At an approximate scale of 1:1 million, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 10 kilometres of the surface of Mars.
Visitors have the chance to view Mars from the air, as though they are a satellite, mapping and studying the surface in perfect detail, with every valley, crater, volcano and mountain laid bare to inspect.
Entry to the Journey to Mars exhibition is included with museum admission until the Monday 5th June. Tickets to Aerospace Bristol are also valid for free return visits for 12 months after they are first used.
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