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'Space Program: Mars' — Artist Tom Sachs' Vision (Photos)

"Space Program: Mars" by Tom Sachs

James Ewing

Installation view of "Space Program: Mars" by Tom Sachs at Park Avenue Armory in 2012, co-presented by Creative Time and Park Avenue Armory. During the May 16 to June 17 exhibition, Sachs and his team offer real-time demonstrations of every phase of Mars exploration, from launch to landing and walking on the Red Planet. More information at tomsachsmars.com.

Eannarino Performs Tasks for "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Mary Eannarino performs mission tasks in preparation for "Space Program: Mars."

Extravehicular Mobility Unit in Tom Sachs' "Space Program: Mars"

Josh White

Extravehicular Mobility Unit.

Mobile Quarantine Facility in "Space Program: Mars"

James Ewing.

Installation view of Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF).

Mission Control Center in "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Installation view of Nick Doyle and Pat McCarthy at Mission Control Center (MCC). Landing Excursion Module (LEM) in background.

Mars Roving Vehicle in "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Tom Sachs' studio team navigates Mars landscape in Mars Roving Vehicle.

Pat McCarthy Working on "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Installation view of Pat McCarthy working on the Landing Excursion Module (LEM).

Installation view of Mars Yard in "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Installation view of Mars Yard, showing Gonzales Crater, Sample Return Suitcase, Entry Descent Landing (EDL), The Sun, and Mortar.

Bike Station in "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Installation view of "Space Program: Mars" by Tom Sachs, showing Bike Station and Repair Station. Vader Fridge, MILF Fridge, and Hot Nuts in background.

The Dig in "Space Program: Mars"

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Installation view of The Dig, showing Gonzales Crater, Scoring Saw, Surveillance Camera, Floor Raper, Insemination, and Dig Light. Civilian witness seating behind.

Tom Sachs on WAR Bike in "Space Program: Mars."

Genevieve Hanson, NYC

Installation view of the Landing Excursion Module (LEM), Mars Excursion Roving Vehicle (MERV), and Tom Sachs on WAR Bike in "Space Program: Mars."

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