Intergalactic Travel Bureau
October 2011 - Present, UK & US
Welcome to the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, the resource for all your luxury space travel needs. Whether you’re looking for a pop-up cosmic travel agency to land near you, want to be dazzled by our musical stage show, or take virtual trip to the stars with our free, mobile VR app (on iOS or Android), or even pick up a copy of our Vacation Guide to the Solar System to decide on your next planetary holiday, you’ve come to the right place!
The Intergalactic Travel Bureau started as a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalised space vacation planning experiences. Think the Jetsons meets Mad Men, with a dash of Virgin Galactic and SpaceX. The project brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public, popping up all over the UK and the US since 2011. We are obsessed with planning space vacations, to the point that we’ve made a VR app, wrote a book, and produced a musical stage show! What could be next? An actual trip to space, perhaps? We’re looking at you, Elon Musk.
Our travel agency to the stars recently had a cosmic makeover! We can now land from outer space to an earthly space near you. Inside our interstellar inflatable dome, our intergalactic travel agents are here to help you plan your next trip to the stars, no planet is too far.
This stage show spectacular will keep you on your feet—literally—as we ask audiences to train before lift off. You’ll embark on a trip of a lifetime to the solar system’s most awe-inspiring locales, featuring a collaboration between the UK’s leading space scientists, physical theatre actors, and artists Empress Stah (Space Artist and Aerialist) and Bishi (Multimedia Artist, Singer, Musician and Performer).
This mobile virtual reality app allows anyone to embark on a space vacation from the comfort of their living room. All you need is a smartphone, Android or iOS, and an affordable headset that turns your phone into a rocket ship. The app is available this summer for iOS and Android platforms. Viewers will have the opportunity to see historic Apollo footprints on the Moon, fly over Mars’s grand Mariner Valley, and see the magnificent geysers of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Beautifully illustrated and packed with real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage. This tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel.
Looking for intergalactic art by graphic artist and illustrator Steve Thomas? Purchase it via our shop.