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Mission Discovery - 5 Day Space & STEM Student Program

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This will be an exciting space program for children
There is going to be an out of this world school holiday program and this is a five-day space and stem student program.



Mission Discovery will be a holiday program for boys and girls in years 7 to10 and it will be led by some of the world's most brilliant minds. It will be held from 8th to 12th July 2019 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.



This will be an opportunity for ordinary children to do something extraordinary! You will be able to learn from a NASA astronaut, NASA leaders and expert scientists to launch your ideas into space.

You will be in teams and take on the role of research scientists and design a science experiment to be conducted in space. The overall winning team's experiment, as judged by the NASA panel, will be launched to the International Space Station and conducted by astronauts on board!

This is a full immersion in space with plenty of hands-on activities. It will help you to develop leadership, teamwork and public speaking skills.

Learn about a range of exciting space and science career paths.



The astronauts and others who will be in the Perth team are as follows:

Steve Swanson - NASA Astronaut and ISS Commander



Dr Julie Keeble, King's College, London, Lecturer of Pharmacology

Sarah Murray - NASA's deputy of Orion vehicle systems performance and analysis

Chris Barber - founder and director of ISSET



At this event several things will happen and some of these are:

LEARN - you will learn to develop an extraordinary mindset
MEET - you will meet like-minded students and global mentors
DESIGN - you will get to design an experiment to benefit the human race
LAUNCH - you may get to launch your experiment which could change the world

Mission Discovery space and stem program is all set to inspire the next generation of game-changers, change makers and those who are modern day space racers!

Mission Discovery will be on at Curtin University, Bentley campus. It will teach you to have skills in "problem-solving, leadership, teamwork, scientific method and convincing presentations." It will also develop your imagination and creative confidence by encouraging you to think without boundaries and pressure.

At this event, teacher or parent supervision is not required as there will be mentors from Curtin University who will supervise the groups.

Discounts are available for school groups and school early bird bookings. You can make your bookings here. The cost of this seminar is just $793 and this is such a great opportunity for children.


Work with a NASA astronaut, NASA leaders and space scientists

In teams of six, you will take on the role of research scientists.

Science and Engineering University students will mentor the teams throughout the program. The overall winning team, as judged by the NASA panel, has their experiment built and carried out on the International Space Station as mentioned above - how exciting is that!.

You can find out heaps more information about this event at their website.

Make sure you make a booking for your child or children as soon as possible as this will be such a wonderful opportunity.
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Why? For a science and space program
When: 8th to 12th July 2019
Where: Curtin University, Bentley, WA
Cost: Varies, see article
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