Rocket Station for Beginners

In a wonderful place northwest from Vienna, Manfred Söllner asked me once to create an installation in a former wine cellar of castle Thürnthal circa 200 km northwest from Vienna. This really very large wine cellar has a special room with a round bottom and a chimney into the former castle garden. This special room has also a second cellar level beneath. It is still unclear which use this room had. But it is known that in this area a lot of alchemical chambers have been found. So it could be one explanation for this very special architecture of this part of the wine cellar. The ground plot looks somehow like a spaceship and so I founded the virtual »SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM« and decided to make a space basis there. With a newspaper ad, I searched test persons for a manned space flight.

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  • 2004