Space odd­i­ties

When the fashion-for­ward look for in­ter­plan­e­tary in­spi­ra­tion, the re­sults aren’t al­ways out of this world

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - Wildlife - — Alexis Self

GEN­ER­A­TION AF­TER gen­er­a­tion of teenagers has proven that it’s per­fectly ac­cept­able, even rea­son­able, to be fas­ci­nated with the outer lim­its of the known uni­verse with­out leav­ing your bed­room. The Mars 500 mis­sion, a sim­u­lated iso­la­tion ex­per­i­ment to test whether travel to the red planet is psy­cho­log­i­cally vi­able, was ef­fec­tively a six-man, four-year Space In­vaders sesh. The truth is, we have no idea what’s re­ally out there. But the fashion world’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of space ex­plo­ration sug­gests sil­ver-clad pix­ies and Zigg y Star­dust glama­zons.

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