Cité de l'espace

Step into a space station

Step inside an exact copy of the Mir space station donated to the Cité de l'Espace by Russia

The space station copy that was used for ground tests

The Mir's average traveling speed while orbiting around the Earth: 27,700 km/h; a trip from Paris to New York would take less than 20 minutes!

Step into the International Space Station's (ISS) Columbus module for European scientific experiments.

Step inside the Soyuz spaceship

The Soyuz spacecraft transports astronauts to the space station and back to Earth, safe and sound.

At 28,000km/h, it catches fire when it enters back into the atmosphere and keeps the cabin temperature at 30°C

It has been providing mission transport for nearly 60 years

Activity: experience outer space

In space, there is no air. It's a vacuum! And it's not easy to live in a vacuum!

Be careful not to lose your bearings! In zero gravity conditions, there is no up and no down, and this is disturbing to the senses.

  • Amazing space vacuumIn space, there is no air. It's a vacuum! And it's not easy to live in a vacuum!

  • No air, no pressure…Be careful not to lose your bearings! In zero gravity conditions, there is no up and no down, and this is disturbing to the senses.