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Welsh Space Campaign

The Welsh Space Campaign launches ordinary people into outer space, by finding a cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions.

The Welsh Space Campaign

The Welsh Space Campaign launches ordinary people into outer space, by finding a cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions.

A plumber has built a pressure system for the spacesuit, a traditional clog maker has made space clogs, and the last remaining wool mills in Wales have provided material for the space suit.

I aim to reveal that Wales has the capacity to explore space, and to show that off-world culturalisation can be achieved through a collective communitarian effort.

 

> Thanks to Aron Jones, Cambrian Woollen Mill, Claire Heathcote, Elgan Jones, Geraint Morgan, Melin Teifi, Melin Tregwynt, National Wool Museum Wales, Rhodri Jones, Tuur Van Balen, Er cof Keith Harris.

Welsh Space Campaign emblem by Aron Jones.

Welsh Space Campaign emblem by Aron Jones.

Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti for Wired Magazine UK

Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti for Wired Magazine UK

Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti for Wired Magazine UK.

Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti for Wired Magazine UK.

Spacesuit plumbing pressure system built by plumber/heating engineer Rhodri Jones.

Spacesuit plumbing pressure system built by plumber/heating engineer Rhodri Jones.

Spacesuit pilgrimage to the National Wool Museum Wales. Photograph by Geraint Morgan.

Spacesuit pilgrimage to the National Wool Museum Wales. Photograph by Geraint Morgan.

Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti for Wired Magazine UK.

Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti for Wired Magazine UK.

Postcard from Melin Tregwynt.

Postcard from Melin Tregwynt.

Equations for a rocket to send the National Eisteddfod chair into near-earth orbit. Created by Owen Roberts, IMAPS Aberystwyth, for The Welsh Space Campaign.

Equations for a rocket to send the National Eisteddfod chair into near-earth orbit. Created by Owen Roberts, IMAPS Aberystwyth, for The Welsh Space Campaign.

Launch countdown poem written by Bard Ceri Wyn Jones.

Launch countdown poem written by Bard Ceri Wyn Jones.