These is a selection of images taken during my visit of the Mars analogue site in Rio Tinto, Spain. We have visited the site during a public event of the MoonWalk project carrying out a 2-week simulation of a Mars mission.
The Gandolfi 2 suit made by COMEX on its frame for transport. Earlier the suit was used for a simulated Mars walk. Read more about it here: Marswalk .
During the public event we were launching mini Ariane 6 launchers – here the one in normal configuration with a payload fairing.
Our second launch of a mini Ariane. This time I was onboard leaving Mars flying back to Earth! Really! 😉
What a nice surprise! My boss was allowed to do a short Marswalk in the Gandolfi 2 suit of COMEX. What a happy face!
That does not look right. But it is. It is the final medical check before a simulated Marswalk is starting.
Let’s go on an EVA now. Oh no, wait – someone is missing.
My best friend Ele is watching the preparations for my launch.
For the first time my space capsule was wearing a sticker of the Mars Generation. Recently I joined them as a Student Space Ambassador.
Having fun with the kids.
With my friend Peter Weiss of COMEX, Marseille. As the head of the Space Division of COMEX Peter is responsible for the development of this fantastic Gandolfi 2 suit. And many thanks for the invitation, Peter !
I joined my boss for a Marswalk – via Photoshop. 😉
Arggghh!!! There are snakes on Mars!
With my friend Ele in front of the SHEE habitat. Please follow us for a tour through SHEE !