The participants will be lectured in space related subjects by industry professionals, actual rocket scientists and the occasional astronaut.
The aim of the week is to launch a real sounding rocket built by the participants themselves, thus they will directly affect the outcome of the mission. The mission also requires the participants to act as mission managers, telemetry operators, payload managers and so on.
Early in the week the students will be divided into groups focusing on a particular aspect of the mission, and they will learn that teamwork is the key for a successful flight.
The camp is sponsored by several organisations, including Andøya Space and Norwegian Space Agency, and the participants come from all over Europe, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada. There are several scholarships available which will cover travel expenses. Seats go fast, so book yours early.
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