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United Kingdom

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  • Air Resistance

    The Mission X Programme we took part in in St Vincent's formed part of a wider Solar System topic. Students considered how wind resistance had an important role to play to ensure capsules returned safely to Earth. We designed, made and tested our own parachutes before considering what changes might be made to enhance our designs.

  • Build an Astronaut Core

    There was a lot of moaning and groaning when St Vincent's students started doing these exercises! Over the course of the programme however results certainly improved. Evidence? A lot less moaning and groaning!

  • Mission Control

    St Vincent's students found this activity tough! It's not easy keeping your balance while engaged in an activity although we did improve with practice.

  • Crew Assembly

    St Vincent's students tried to replicate what it must be like trying to carry out repairs on a Space Walk by attempting to put together a Jigsaw whilst wearing thick gloves. Very tricky!