St George’s Edinburgh – Visiting the Johnson Space Center

16 Mar 2018

Independence Plaza Tour 640wDuring half term 21 girls from St George’s visited the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, and took part in NASA’s annual STEM Sisters event.

This event is devoted to the educational study of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics by female students. The girls took part in a 5-day engineering mission to land a rover on the surface of Mars.

Highlights included

Johnson Space Center Tram Tour

Rocketry Presentation & Build

Thermal Tile & Cryogenics Challenge

Rocket completion, VOFR & Swing Test

Rocket Launch & Rocket Park Tour

Mars Habitat Planning & Construction

Vex Robotics Challenge

Neutral Buoyancy Lab Tour

Scuba Dive Session

Tour of Independence Plaza

Starship Gallery Tour

NASA Astronaut Q & A Session

Starship Gallery Tour

Tour of Shuttle Independence Plaza