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Final of the International Space Challenge


InternationalSpaceChallengeThe final of the International Space Challenge was held on Thursday 4th December at Shirebrook Academy in Derbyshire.

 The Space Challenge requires the students to imagine they are an engineering company working in a European Consortium designing and building a space hotel.  

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Space Engineering Success


SpaceEngineeringstudentsRALWith the new school year fully underway; the National Space Academy is pleased to announce the continued success of the Space Engineering Course.

 As part of their course, the current group of students visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space Department.The day included a tour around the space testing facilities and precision development facility, as well as an opportunity to control cutting edge robotic rovers.  

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Banbury Space Studio School Officially Opened

BanburySchoolThe National Space Academy is extremely pleased to welcome the official opening of the Banbury Space Studio School. 

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Congratulations to the Rosetta mission

philae220The National Space Academy team would like to congratulate ESA and all of the scientists involved in the Rosetta mission on their successful landing and data collection by Philae.  

Philae's job is now done, but there is still so much for the Rosetta mission still to complete.

 

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ATV DVDs flown on ISS


iss200The National Space Academy is extremely pleased to see the arrival of a commemorative box to the International Space Station.

 The box, flown on the final ATV (Automatic Transfer Vehicle) ATV-5, contains the master copies of the five ATV videos, written and presented by the National Space Academy for ESA Education.

 

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Women in Space resource - STEM Awareness

women in spaceRecently an exciting new database was launched to promote aerospace and STEM based careers in science, technology engineering and maths to women and girls across the UK and abroad. The new Women in Space database created by the Engineering Telegraph Jobs team provides an inspirational look at the careers of women who have excelled following a STEM focussed education.

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ATV launch celebrated by new National Space Academy videos

The National Space Academy is excited to announce the production of five new videos which were released recently to mark the launch of the fifth and final Automatic Transfer Vehicle (ATV).  This series of educational videos aimed at those aged 16+ was commissioned by the European Space Agency to mark the culmination of the programme of unmanned vehicles that have been demonstrating a novel way to supply the International Space Station since 2008.

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Action-packed summer term for the National Space Academy


This summer term has been an incredibly exciting and rewarding time for the National Space Academy, with the team not only growing in number and expanding into new regions but also the reach and impact of the Space Academy being felt more than ever across schools, business and education organisations throughout the UK. 

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Anu Ojha OBE

anu smilingThe National Space Academy is pleased to announce that Anu Ojha, Director of Education and Space Communications at the National Space Centre and Director of the National Space Academy has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to science education.

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Chris Hadfield inspires Space Engineering students

Chris HadfieldAt the end of last term students from the National Space Academy and Loughborough College's pioneering Space Engineering course were invited to attend a Q & A session with former NASA astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.

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