Ever wonder what life would be like in a colony on Mars? Experience the challenges in a different aspect of Martian life every Wednesday in July when Space Center Houston holds Mars Mania Wednesdays in conjunction with its new exhibit “Facing Mars.”
Shoot hoops in one-third of Earth’s gravity, unleash interplanetary creativity, enjoy special presentations and release your imagination, all included with paid admission.
July 16 – Sports on Mars
Guests will be able to take their favorite sport to extreme altitudes when they dial down gravity. From shooting hoops or watching BMX stunts, it’s completely different in a reduced-gravity environment such as Mars.
July 23 – Robotics on Mars
Robots are paving the way for the human exploration of Mars and likely will be used by humans to help develop the first Mars settlement. Visitors are invited to learn the basics of robotics in special workshops as well as meet Cygnus 12, Space Center Houston’s new 8-foot-tall “android”.
July 30 – Martian Art
How will living on another planet affect our sense of creativity? Space Center Houston invites everyone to explore the cosmos through creative expression. Guests will be asked to challenge their senses by thinking outside of the atmosphere to draft new robotic designs, experience cosmic art and let the galaxy be their canvas!
For more information on Mars Mania Wednesdays or to purchase discounted tickets, go to www.spacecenter.org.