Ella Good & Nicki Kent

In Winter 2016/17, we continued A Decade With Mars with a project focused on the links between space travel and sustainability on planet Earth.


Before Yuri Gagarin left Earth and became the first human being in space, he planted a tree at the site he would launch from. Since 1961 hundreds of astronauts from all over the world have followed this tradition and planted a tree in the same place.


Space For Trees replicated the astronauts ceremony with schools and community groups around the UK, alongside workshops about the importance of looking after our planet.

A Decade With Mars: Space For Trees

European Space Agency astronauts plant trees at the ISS launch site,

in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.