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ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary.
Secondary school students from ages 14 - 18 get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA personnel for a week. Mission Discovery works off a first-come first-serve basis. There is no selection process, giving everyone equal opportunity to get involved.
In teams, students will propose an idea for their own scientific experiment; the best idea will be launched into space and carried out by Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
With help from brilliant NASA role models, Astronauts, Astronaut trainers, NASA personnel, scientists and engineers; students will learn about space and STEM through a variety of exhilarating hands-on activities, based on themes such as:
Mission Discovery is an international programme, which provides an opportunity for young people to work with inspiring role models. It is an ideal programme for students with an interest in pursuing a career in science, biomedicine or technology. However, it is not only for those considering a scientific or medical career – it can give pupils valuable life skills and the confidence to follow their dreams. Mission Discovery has been running since 2012 hosting events in 4 different countries, we hope to expand on this year after year, giving ordinary students the chance to achieve something extraordinary.
If you would like to work with Astronauts and NASA leaders hosting your own Mission Discovery, please contact Ross Barber on: +44 (0)29 2071 0295, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An article from the Times of India: Students in Delhi-NCR have the first-of-its-kind opportunity to define the next mission of the International Space Station, that too, under the guidance of retired astronaut Steve Swanson.
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NASA's 'Space to Ground' is a weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. We were lucky enough to have Mission Discovery experiments discussed on the show.
Water fleas will be launched to the International Space Station on Friday as part of an experiment conceived by Welsh school pupils. The crustaceans will be on their way to British astronaut Maj Tim Peake following a launch scheduled from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 21:43 BST. Major Peake will see how they reproduce in space and whether they can survive. Six youngsters from Rhondda Cynon Taff came up with the idea to win Mission Discovery 2013.
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