Johannes Muecke is an artist/designer with Different Futures. They were asked to design and build a spaceship for kids to be placed at the Sensapolis theme park near Stuttgart, Germany. Muecke outlines the process in this awesome post over at Concept Art. I urge you to head on over there and check out the rest of production details.
Different Futures did a bang up job on this project, and there’s even a back story for the ship, the Second Solar, and its journey to Gliese 581. Now, I’m not sure what all the exhibit does, but I do know there are two slides for the kiddos to slide down. In any event, how cool is it that a theme park asked for, and got, such a sweet looking spaceship?
Truly one of the best jobs in the world. Good job Johannes!