My visit on Mars on Earth – in images

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.

SuitDiego

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 .

FirstLaunchHigh

During the public event we were launching mini Ariane 6 launchers – here the one in normal configuration with a payload fairing.

MausoLaunch

Our second launch of a mini Ariane. This time I was onboard leaving Mars flying back to Earth! Really! 😉

3AstrosMe&SHEE

HappyOnMars

What a nice surprise! My boss was allowed to do a short Marswalk in the Gandolfi 2 suit of COMEX. What a happy face!

MeFlagOnTopOfMarsAstroTabletSampling

SomethingNotsRight

That does not look right. But it is. It is the final medical check before a simulated Marswalk is starting.

Kids2MeAudience

Matroshka

Let’s go on an EVA now. Oh no, wait – someone is missing.

 

EleWaitingForLaunch

My best friend Ele is watching the preparations for my launch.

FirstTimeMarsGen

For the first time my space capsule was wearing a sticker of the Mars Generation. Recently I joined them as a Student Space Ambassador.

Kids

Having fun with the kids.

EndMarsWalkPrepsMarsWalk

MausoPeter

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 !

PosingWithNEMO

Yours truly on-board of the YEMO rover. I was taking taking part in testing the gesture control of YEMO by an astronaut .

SunsetCampMausoOnMars5Ariane6LandedonMars

ProfilBildMarswalkMausKlein

I joined my boss for a Marswalk – via Photoshop. 😉

Viper

Arggghh!!! There are snakes on Mars!

Camp1EleSHEE

With my friend Ele in front of the SHEE habitat. Please follow us for a tour through SHEE !

AstroMauso

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