On a visit to the National Mall in Washington, DC, one can see monuments of a nation — Memorials to Lincoln, Jefferson, and WWII, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, and the Washington Monument. Standing among them is Voyage — a one to 10-billion scale model of our Solar System — spanning 2,000 feet (600 m) from the National Air and Space Museum to the Smithsonian Castle Building.
Voyage celebrates what we know about Earth’s place in space and our ability to know it. It reveals the true nature of humanity’s existence — seven billion souls occupying a tiny, fragile, world in a vast space. It uses the remarkable power of models to develop a deep conceptual understanding of our world in the context of a greater Universe.
A seamless fusion of sculpture and science education, Voyage was approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission for permanent placement on the National Mall.