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"Not Just an Astronaut" at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The Harwell Campus, including the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Diamond Light Source, held a "Not Just an Astronaut" day on Tuesday, 9th May 2017.

The purpose of the day was to show students in Year 8 the unique opportunities available to them in the space sector, the multiple ways in which students can enter the space industry, and to identify the range of jobs that it takes to put a person, probe, satellite or telescope into space.

The day included project-based activities to challenge the students to think as scientists, the opportunity to speak directly to the companies and organisations at the forefront of the industry, and a tour of the RAL Space Facility

 

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