From Andover...to the stars!

On Tuesday 8th September 2020, a craft was launched from central Andover to the very edge of space.

Spayce McSpaceFace was the maiden voyage of the Andover Space Programme, a community arts project led by Upstart Theatre's Artistic Director Tom Mansfield, and co-created with Andover Young Carers and Picket Twenty Fillies WI.

Spayce McSpaceFace flew to an altitude of more than 30 kilometers, taking photos as it went, before returning to earth and being recovered just outside Guildford. On board the spacecraft was a memory stick containing people's photographs and poetry about their life here on Earth.

This video, made by Rebecca Kenyon of Mote of Dust Films, tells the story of the voyage of Spayce McSpaceFace.

JOIN THE MISSION

PLAY THE GAME

Take your own balloon to the stars with our game One Red Balloon!

SHARE YOUR WORLD

Share photos of your world to Instagram using #casAIRspace to be part of our adventure!

VISIT THE EXHIBITION

See Spayce McSpaceFace at Winchester Science Centre!

CREATIVE TEAM

Tom Mansfield

Flight Director & Co-creator

Andover Young Carers

Co-creators and Spacecraft Designers

Picket Twenty Fillies

Co-creators & Flight Engineering

Rebecca Kenyon

Film Maker

SUPPORTED BY

Commissioned by Chapel Arts Studios for the CAS:AIR residency “There's a Bigger Picture Out There”, the Andover Space Programme was generously funded by Andover Vision, Andover Town Council and Test Valley Borough Council, with further support from Andover Library, Arts Council England and Winchester Science Centre.