Embark on a lunar journey! The Cité de l’espace opened its new immersive ride experience on November 14th, 2023.
The equipment operates on a centrifuge principle, where the rotation speed induces acceleration on guests comfortably seated within ride cabins designed to mimic the environment of a rocket launch module. In total, there are ten cabins, each accommodating four experimenters. Not just an attraction, LuneXplorer is also a scientific experiment. The primary goal is to immerse passengers in the experience of being astronauts while elucidating the principles of forces.
This unique immersive ride, the second one of its kind in Europe, allows visitors to undergo a simulated take-off and journey to the Moon, complete with the physical sensations involved. The experience unfolds in four 10-minute sections, beginning in the lobby of a renovated 1,500 m2 building dedicated to moon missions. To board one of the capsules and experience an up to 3G pressure lift-off, guests must be at least 1.30 meters tall.