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The amazing Tim Hunkin has done it again. In collaboration with Andy Plant, Tim has created the Astronaut’s Caravan. It’s a trailer that turns 360 degrees. Tim had the humorous idea of creating a place where former astronauts might go on holiday to recreate a bit of the experience of being in space. Andy realized that they could make it work inside a trailer, also called a caravan.

When Tim came up to me and asked me to check out his caravan, I had no idea what he was asking me to do. When I saw the spinning caravan, I must say as someone who easily experiences motion-sickness that I wasn’t looking forward to climbing inside. I literally didn’t understand what I was getting into.

Here’s a video and some pictures of the caravan:

You sit on a bench inside the caravan. The walls of the caravan spin around but you can’t help but feel that it is you that is spinning round. A great illusion!

Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).


  • Dave Bell

    Genius!

  • Alan Dove

    You may be a redneck astronaut if …

  • http://www.facebook.com/wally.sirfatty Wally SirFatty

    why no video of the inside as it’s moving?

  • http://www.caravan-marketplace.co.uk Caravan Marketplace

    Wow, that is impressive. It would be great if there was a much longer video showing how it was built. Where is it? I seriously want a go. Now all they need to do is re-create zero gravity inside the caravan and there is actually no need to go to space, everybody can have space caravans.