From Earth to infinity. Discovering the world of tomorrow

From 5 to 10 September and extraordinary space experience at the Botanical Garden

The University of Padua Botanical Garden presents From Earth to infinity. Discovering the world of tomorrow, an extraordinary experience that aims at introducing the public to the various aspects of human presence in space as well as presenting its current and future challenges.

From 5 to 10 September ExoSpaceHab-X module lands on the lawn facing the Biodiversity Garden greenhouses, to be exceptionally displayed to the public. This cutting-edge mobile analog facility, designed to simulate life inside a Moon base, allows researchers to anticipate the challenges of real space missions. During the exhibition in Padua, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the lunar habitat, discovering the secrets of life in space and the dynamics of astronaut life in confined environments, while being captivated by its extraordinary design.

For a thrilling first-hand experience inside ExoSpaceHab-X you can join one of the guided tours (held in Italian and English) by Serena Crotti and Michele Zanchi. Guided tours are included in the admission ticket and advance booking is not required (maximum 15 people per tour, subject to availability).

Guided tours schedule

  • 5-8 September: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00
  • 9-10 September: 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30, 18.00, 18.30


Moreover, on Friday 8 September at 6.30pm the auditorium hosts the event Vivere nello spazio (Living in space), a dialogue between experts and the public to discuss various aspects of research and life in space, also disclosing the fascinating story of the “Moon seeds”, donated by David Williams (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) to Padua Botanical Garden in 2022.
The event is held in Italian. Participation is free, advance booking required. For more information about the event, please switch to the Italian version of this page. 


From Earth to infinity. Discovering the world of tomorrow is an initiative promoted by Sofia Pavanello, professor of Occupational Medicine at the University of Padua, who chaired the scientific technical committee of the conference 800 years of space held in 2022.

The project has been funded and supported by the EuroSpaceHub Academy and by Lunex EuroMoonMars. EuroSpaceHub is a project funded by the European Union under the EIT HEI initiative, led by EIT Manufacturing and Raw Materials, with the primary aim to train young students in the Aerospace industry and Space Entrepreneurship.