The Apollo missions explored lunar features, walk through the exhibit to learn more. And take a break to admire up close an authentic piece of the Moon brought back by the astronauts of the Apollo 15 mission.
Mars in rock and gas
Head to the section devoted to the red planet to enter the mysterious realm of Mars. Was there life on Mars? That is what the current missions of the Perseverance and Zhurong rovers are trying to answer .
A treasure from afar : the Mars stone
Discover a stone with an unusual destiny: the Mars stone.
This rock was expelled from Mars by an asteroid impact and ended up on Earth as a meteorite.
Cité de l’Espace then entrusted it to Thomas Pesquet for his first mission aboard the ISS (Proxima from November 2016 to June 2017). He brought it back to us for display. In addition, a piece of this rock was placed on NASA ‘s Perseverance rover and thus returned to its home planet. We’re not exaggerating when we talk about an unusual fate!