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Why You Need to Visit the Techno Zone® This Year

Published: 13 Jun 2019


It can be very hard to take your eyes off the thrilling flying displays at the Air Tattoo but you really should to take a look around our showground attractions. The Techno Zone®  should be first on your list to visit at this year's show! It's where the STEM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are bought to life with cutting edge exhibits and interactive activities designed to engage and inspire future engineers. Find out more about what's going on in the Techno Zone®  this year below...




Tim Peake will attend the Techno Zone on Friday 19 July

As part of the European Space Agency (ESA), Major Tim Peake was the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station. Launching in a Soyuz rocket in December 2015, Tim returned to earth six months later having taken part in a variety of activities including conducting a spacewalk to repair the Station's power supply.



"I've been wanting to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo for some time and this year's 'Space' theme presented the perfect opportunity. I'm really looking forward to it!"

See an ExoMars prototype

Three ExoMars prototype rovers exist, Bruno, Bridget and Bryan. One of these amazing machines will be on display and roving around a simulated Martian surface at the Techno Zone® .

ExoMars is a space mission initiated by ESA to look for life on Mars. The ExoMars rover, a robotic Mars vehicle, is currently under final development by Airbus Defence and Space. On 7 February 2019 British Astronaut Tim Peake unveiled the name of the final production ExoMars Rover, Rosalind Franklin. Rosalind will be the vehicle that travels to the red planet next year.




Step inside a planetarium

Immersive Theatres will be providing unique digital planetarium experiences at the Techno Zone® . Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by immersing yourself in the thrill of the Apollo 11 descent. You'll enjoy high resolution 360° imagery of Moon buggies, jogging astronauts and humankind's 'one giant leap'. You'll also learn how to find the two largest planets with the naked eye after sunset.



Learn more about what lies beyond the earth's atmosphere

Join ace science busker David Price at the Techno Zone in some hands on activities as we scratch our heads about things like:

  • Why in space no one can hear you trump
  • Getting from A to B in space without getting in a flap
  • Crazy constructions
  • Have a glimpse at the world of space engineering 

Take a look at the Techno Zone®  in action in the video below...



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Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

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Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

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Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

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Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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