Festival of Manchester

August 31, 2019

Project: The Space Shed (2017-2023)

Working in partnership with HOME, we’re hosting a day of space and climate inspired fun as part of the Festival of Manchester in Platt Fields Park.

Saturday 31 August

1pm – How To Save the Planet

Inspired by the Apollo Moon Landings, UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner is trying to work out what we can all do to save the planet. Join him and UNSA’s first astronaut Mini Jon as they shoot for the Moon.

2.30pm Live from the Space Shed: with Chris Thorpe

Chris is a writer and performer, a founder member of Unlimited and a co-founder of the Unlimited Space Agency. Living in Manchester, Chris has travelled the world performing his work and will be chatting to Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner about life, the Universe and everything.

4pm – How I Hacked My Way Into Space

The hilarious and moving story of how UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight accidentally set up his own space agency and hacked his way into space.