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European teachers inspired by space at the ESA Summer Teacher Workshop

July 18, 2018
ESA

Last week the 9th ESA Summer Teacher Workshop took place at ESA’s Science and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. Over 4 days, fifty European teachers were immersed in practical sessions, visited the ESTEC technical facilities and were enthused by inspirational keynote lectures given by ESA’s astronaut Paolo Nespoli and esteemed ESA’s experts. Teachers also had the opportunity to share their innovative school projects with their fellow participants. The workshop provided the primary and secondary teachers with tools and classroom activities that use space as an inspiring context for teaching and learning STEM. The activities focused on different space themes:

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ESEO & FYS – Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course readies students to command their own satellites!

July 18, 2018
ESA

ESA staff and visiting students are celebrating the successful completion of the recent ESEO & FYS – Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course. Held from 3 – 6 July 2018 at ESA Academy’s new Training and Learning Facility, in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium, there were 30 students from 11 different ESA Member and Associate States in attendance. Leading proceedings was a senior ESA Engineer from the Advanced Mission Concepts section of the Operations Department.

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ESEC-Galaxia becomes operational with the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School 2018

July 12, 2018
ESA

The brand-new ESA Education Training Centre, ESEC-Galaxia, in Belgium, hosted its inaugural event: the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School 2018 (25 – 29 June 2018).  

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New space station opportunity for university students

July 09, 2018
ESA

ESA Education is inviting university student teams to submit proposals related to designing, building and operating an experiment that will be launched to the International Space Station and hosted inside the ICE Cubes facility for up to 4 months.

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First ever Spin Your Thesis! Human Edition Campaign concludes

July 06, 2018
ESA

16 University students from 7 different universities participated in the first ever Spin Your Thesis! Human Edition campaign in DLR's Short Arm Human Centrifuge facility in Cologne last week.

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CanSat 2018 concluded – and the winners are….

July 05, 2018
ESA

This past week, students from 18 different ESA Member or Associate states gathered in the Azores archipelago, Portugal to take part in the 8th European CanSat Competition. Well over one hundred students came from far and wide, including for the first time ever a guest team from Japan, to make this edition the biggest ever!

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