On 9 to 22 December, Alexandra H of Year 11 and Zara H of Year 10 will be going to NASA Space Station in Houston, Texas. On this trip they will be participating in ACTURA’s Senior Space School Program offered in conjunction with the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia.
Alexandra H Year 11 and Zara H Year 10
At NASA they will be collaborating with scientists, astronauts, and other officials. During the program girls from across Australia will be participating in activities that will lead to an X-Prize competition.
For this competition, the groups will be given a virtual $600 million budget to solve the issue to a scenario revolving around the topic of space junk, and/or space tourism.
Whilst in Texas, they will be lucky enough to go to Rice University, Ad Astra Rocket Company and an NBA basketball game. There is even a little bit of time for some retail therapy!
We wish Alexandra and Zara all the best for their adventures and cannot wait to hear all about this excellent opportunity in 2019! Safe travels girls!
Katherine Power - Year 10 Coordinator