New Space Camps Set to Launch in the U.K.
National space camps are coming to the United Kingdom. Athena, the UK’s national team in space, formed by CGI, Inmarsat, Lockheed Martin UK and Serco, announced June 14, that it will launching a series of intensive national space camps across the UK, which will offer opportunities for 120 students across 20 schools throughout the UK in a week long program.
Students will be given a full range introduction into the space science fields of astronomy, exploration, and satellite applications, to help bridge the gap from GCSE’s to A-levels, with the chance to participate in experiments, extrapolate data and have hands-on interactions with real space-qualified/space-flown hardware.
“The UK’s £16 billion ($19.53 billion) space and satellite sector is one of the most exciting and fast-growing sectors of our future economy, set to deliver significant opportunity and prosperity across the whole country, from our spaceports in Cornwall and the North of Scotland; our satellite manufacturing in Glasgow, South Wales and Stevenage; and our growing hubs for data informatics and communications,” George Freeman, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, said in a statement.