Day 5- Salute to Science, Kennedy Space Centre

Day 5- Salute to Science, Kennedy Space Centre

We were back at the Kennedy Space Centre today for exclusive education based activities. Students enjoyed the ‘Salute to Science’ programme where they engaged with scientists and an astronaut to build their own Rover style moon buggies. Students were set the challenge to plan, design and make their craft in groups. They had a budget and could only spend $1 Billion; not that much when a foam tray costs $10 million! The feedback was great and we were told our designs were unique and unlike other students, we didn’t head straight for the aluminium foil. GGSKC students focused purely on the physics in their design. This was a very proud moment for our Dr Venkatesh who still took the opportunity to give constructive feedback on each moon buggy. Well done to Gurleen, Nikthiya, Tsitsi and Chaline (the girls’ team) who won! Students were allowed to test their buggies which can be seen from the pictures, before the final judging.

In the evening we took advantage of the sales in Florida Mall and students were able to grab last minute bargains...and they certainly did!