Our thanks to British company Cemex for supplying the UKURC rover competition with the sand required in order to make our Mars Yard.

It’s going to not just be a UK first, but it may well be a world first where a rover competition has been held in the centre of a big city – in our case, Manchester, and during a major science festival too.

Cemex are providing several tonnes of sand for us to create the areas required for our Mars yard – we don’t want to give away too much here, you’ll have to come along and see the site for yourself July 23-24, Cathedral Gardens Manchester, M4 3BG.

See our eventbrite here