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STORY TELLING / ESA inspires at New Scientist Live

Whatever the message, it’s all about how you make me feel

This 180 square metre space, designed and built by Ouno Creative for The European Space Agency, dominated the entrance to the 2016 and 2017 New Scientist Live! events. Visitors journeyed through four zones, each telling a different part of the ESA story, and encountering along the way giant totems, scale models, a huge video wall and touch-enabled interactive displays, as well as getting to hear at first hand from the experts and astronauts involved.

ESA New Scientist Live 2017 Large Format LED Screen Wall by Ouno Creative, Farnborough
ESA Exhibition Stand 2016 Design by Ouno Creative, Farnborough.

The space was dominated by audiences watching a towering LED video wall running inspiring movies and live talks by leading space scientists and engineers.

ESA partner organisations also had a chance to shine. A full scale mock-up of the third EDRS-SpaceDataHighway comms satellite (Airbus) sat next to a model of the James Webb Space Telescope (RAL Space).

We installed a large touch table to showcase satellite innovation (UK Innovators Catapult) and the ExoMars robotic rover demonstrator (Airbus) patrolled a circular pit. Floating above it all was an illuminated model of the International Space Station.

On the opening morning of the show, the stand played host to a packed VIP launch starring British astronaut Tim Peake. Over the course of four days, some 16,000 visitors stopped to listen, learn and be inspired, helping to make this a truly successful outreach event for the European Space Agency.

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