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THE MARS MONUMENT
Speculative Design & Exhibition
Corona Graduation Project
2020

We are about to witness the world's greatest milestone.
Landing humans on Mars.

This tremendous achievement took years and years of technological and scientific development. We didn’t touch space until 1942 when the first rocket launched into LEO (Low Earth Orbit). After that, many attempts to explore space have been made. Great achievements like landing humans on the moon in 1969. But also great disasters like the Soyuz 1, when Russian astronaut Vladimir Komarov crashed into Earth only 9 minutes after liftoff. All of the wins and losses were needed to achieve what we’re about to achieve today. Now, as we’re standing at the edge of, entering a new multi-planetary era and becoming a space civilization, I believe this is the exact time to take a moment to honor our history and future of space exploration.

In comes The Mars Monument. The Mars Monument takes a moment to honor all that humanity has done and will do when we’ll achieve our biggest milestone in history. Becoming a multi-planetary species.

SPECIAL THANKS

Angelo Vermeulen, Artist, Biologist, SEAD, TU Delft
Calvin Rans, Professor Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft
Wieger Wamelink, Eco- & Exobiologist, University Wageningen
Jon Lomberg, Former Space Artis

Video: Faye Groenewoud
Music: DivKid, Dusk 
Voice Over: RoadNotTaken

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