How To Save the Planet (2019)

How To Save the Planet was inspired by the Apollo Moon Landings and NASA image AS08-14-2383 – or “Earthrise” as it is more famously known. Taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders from behind the Moon, the image is one of the most iconic ever taken and has been described as “the most influential environmental photograph ever”.

Seeing our pale blue dot hanging alone in the vastness of space, changes everything for every human that has ever left our home planet…

“Every single part of the Earth reacts with every other part… and seeing the planet from above makes you realise that, and makes you want to be a little more proactive in keeping it that way. If I could get every Earthling to do one circle of the Earth, I think things would run a little differently.” Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut

How To Save the Planet was a storytelling show in which UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and first astronaut (Mini Jon) try to work out how we can… well, save the planet! The show toured across the UK to science and music festivals including Bluedot, The Great Exhibition Road Festival and New Scientist Live. UNSA astronaut Mini Jon in space – photo credit Tim Peake

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