Space - The Human Quest
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View over 40 replicas


SPA©E brings unique items to Belgium, from original pieces that have been in space to 1:1 NASA replicas, such as: Sputnik, Vostok, Saturn v rocket, Apollo capsule, Moon Lander cockpit, and many more. Historical documents and objects from private collections are also part of the exhibition. Including letters from Armstrong, the first space law, flight schedules and signatures.

Experience the moon landing

Experience the moon landing


Relive the history of space travel. Learn about the space race between the USA and Russia, experience the moon landing up close, and follow the evolution into the future. As a take-off, everyone is immersed through an immersive story based on impressive NASA video and audio material. To get into higher spheres right away.

Dock your own spacecraft to the ISS

Dock your own spacecraft to the ISS


Visitors will be able to link their own space craft to ISS with the custom-made docking game. The game was developed especially for this exhibition by the Digital Arts and Entertainment students of HOWEST College.

Learn how humans can survive on Mars

Learn how humans can survive on Mars


Discover the planet Mars up close thanks to 'My Mars', a representation of Mars with a diameter of no less than 6 metres by Luke Jerram. A 3D printed model of a Marshub, designed by Hassell Studio on behalf of NASA, shows what life on Mars might be like.

Find out more about Belgium’s role in space

Find out more about Belgium’s role in space


Belgium has been a pioneer in space travel since the 1960s. In 1964, the BIRA or Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy was founded, we are a founding member of ESA, we participated in Spacelab, the development of the Ariane rocket, we participate in the ISS and the Von Karman Institute is located here. Admire objects from Belgian astronauts Frank De Winne and Dirk Frimout throughout the exhibition. But also artefacts from other Belgians who have played a historical role and companies active in space travel.

Discover how space travel helps save our planet

Discover how space travel helps save our planet


Several everyday technologies have their origins in space. Developments in SPA©E have had a positive impact on innovation on earth for centuries. Space is one of the sectors that stands out in terms of innovative developments. From the Omega watch, to trainers, to today's internet.

Fun and interesting facts narrated by Lieven Scheire

Fun and interesting facts narrated by Lieven Scheire


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