Early 2015, Space2 floated thousands of kilometers above the Earth… Welcome to the Space2ISS adventure !
It all started two years ago. During Art4space screening when members of the European Space Agency discovered that French artist Invader managed to send a mosaic in space with his own resources.
They offered Invader to put ESA’s means and facilities for this crazy project and install one of his mosaics in the International Space Station (ISS)!
And, to complete the invasion, he also planned the invasion of the 7 ground bases of the European Space Agency (ESA).
The artist accepted and a real assault course began. He had to find the perfect technical solutions to respond to very strict safety standards prevailing in the ISS.
On July 29, 2014 the green light is given and Space2 mosaic is authorised to take off on the cargo spacecraft launched by the Ariane 5 rocket.
Once the ship has docked at the station, the weightless Space2 can explore the ISS looking for the right spot … The spot was found! On March 12th 2015, Space2 is installed on the wall of the Columbus module and became the first work of art exhibited in space.
But the invasion of the ESA centers is far from over, the adventure continues in the European space operation centre in Frankfurt. In the European space research and technology centre in Noordwijk. At the ESA headquarters in Paris…And at the European space research institute in Roma.
From space , Space2 persists in its course around the Earth and completes 16 orbits per day ! Its position can be followed live from the page World Invasion…
Photos via Invader