Climb aboard actual spacecraft - Cité de l'Espace
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.

Activity: experience outer space

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

Experience the consequences of this void on life in space. Amazing experiences to discover how to live in the inhospitable environment of space.

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

  • No air, no pressure… Experience the consequences of this void on life in space. Amazing experiences to discover how to live in the inhospitable environment of space.