The whole day at ESA was amazing. Getting the chance to hear about the training and see the facilities such as those at Envihab that are used to support European astronauts in their development was a fascinating and unique opportunity. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly meeting and hearing from not only Tim but very importantly some of the team involved in realising Tim’s space flight. Listening to them talk so passionately about their work, the challenges that needed to be overcome and how they went about this was inspirational.
Meeting other schools and hearing from pupils who had taken part in the challenge gave us a sense of participating in something greater than our individual school and pupil achievement. It has also encouraged us to continue to develop the Space to Earth Challenge with some of the ideas we heard from other schools.
Thanks for an unforgettable experience.