As the author Douglas Adams wrote in The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy:
Amazingly, humans aren’t daunted by this vastness. We want to go there. And the inspiring exploration of space is only possible thanks to the research of scientists here on Earth.
Space is really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.
In this zone you will meet five scientists working on different aspects of space exploration, from designing devices to training astronauts. One studies what the soil of the moon is made of, one develops spacecraft to send to Mars, and one investigates what Mars was like in the past. Another scientist finds out how moons and planets form, and another looks after astronauts who are practicing to be on Mars.