On Friday 28 October the winning team from the year 8 STEM Orion space project presented their work at the Space Discovery Centre as part of the Andy Thomas Space Foundations Mars Challenge.
Over 5 weeks, students designed, tested and built aerodynamic nose cones for spacecraft and Heat shielding for re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.
They investigated aerodynamics, conduction of heat and the conditions of space which were rigorously tested through a range of apparatus including a vacuum chamber, wind tunnel and flame testing apparatus.
The group mingled and shared their work with other schools involved in this STEM challenge and received amazing feedback on their scientific communication, presentation of the project and overall visual display.
Keep an eye out for these students in future space missions!