Students get taste for space tourism

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets ANL-150318-172319001
Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets ANL-150318-172319001
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Students were able to explore the possibility of working in a future space travel industry during very exciting lessons at Spalding High School.

Year 8 girls were treated to an interactive presentation on the history of space exploration.

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets ANL-150318-172415001

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets ANL-150318-172415001

As part of the project students were given the chance to make and test their own rockets.

They were also able to see some demonstrations illustrating how rockets are able to overcome gravity... with plenty of bangs.

Parked in front of the school for the two days was a 10 metre rocket from the company Starchaser, which ran the workshops.

The Skybolt rocket has been used as part of the company’s research development, which aims to see manned commercial flights into space become a reality.

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets, Holly Mansworth, Jessica Toomey, Kirsty Strange, not present Evangeline Skakkar ANL-150318-172458001

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets, Holly Mansworth, Jessica Toomey, Kirsty Strange, not present Evangeline Skakkar ANL-150318-172458001

Mrs Kim Chappell from the Science department has organised this excellent opportunity for students for the last seven years.

It has always been a very enjoyable experience but also explores the possibility of space tourism in the future, emphasising the many career opportunities available to students thinking of working in this very new field.

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets, back Emma Barrett, Dianan Charevciuite, front Aimee Lee, Cordelia Maxwells ANL-150318-172539001

Year 8 rocket day at Spalding High Sch'Teams with their completed Starchasers Rockets, back Emma Barrett, Dianan Charevciuite, front Aimee Lee, Cordelia Maxwells ANL-150318-172539001