Category Archives: NASA


Astronauts training at the NBL, Houston

Astronauts training at the NBL, Houston from aggschool on Vimeo.

Whilst on a tour of the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Houston the students were delighted to see 2 Astronauts being prepared for a dive on the ISS. Both Astronauts are scheduled for missions in 2018. The video shows German Astronaut Alexander Gerst and American Astronaut Jeanette Epps being lowered into the 40′ pool to carry out some extended training in the weightless environment.

An event at the National Space Centre

Meeting Astronaut Don Thomas was a real treat for us all at NASA. During his inspirational talk he mentioned that he was visiting the U.K. later this year. It turns out that he’s visiting the National Space Centre, Leicester on Saturday 25th March and will be engaged in a full range of activities for the general public. Check out this web address for more information:- or just Google National Space Centre Don Thomas

Let us know if you are going.

Final post for today…

The airport at Amsterdam, how conscientious are our young ladies…preparing for tests tomorrow!
I’ll be posting follow up activities that we plan to run with lower school STEM club, so keep checking every now and then to see what’s new.
Thanks again for letting your wonderful girls come on this trip with us, they made it the superb experience it was.

Trip over :(

Thank you so much girls for a wonderful trip. Each and every one of you have been a joy to take with us. Mrs H 🙂

We’ve landed!

See you on the other side of passport control. ..

At Amsterdam – short wait for the Manchester flight

KL1081 is due in at 10.10am T3…….check out the Manchester Airport arrivals for the latest information on this flight. We are looking forward to catching up on some rest. 

We’re on our way!

The staff were fantastic at the airport at Houston and even opened extra lanes at check in and security (with all 3 schools and staff we did total 108!) The girls are off getting some food and final bits and bobs then we’ll get set to board in just over an hour.

What else did we do whilst bowling?

EAT!!!!! Yet another “all you can eat buffet”. Americans like their food!

Nearly time to go :(

We have a more leisurely start today, checking out of our rooms at 11. Our first flight leaves at 15.50 US time and lands at 07.50 Amsterdam time.  Our second flight then leaves at 9.45 to land at Manchester at 10.05 UK time. Obviously this is delay dependent,  but we’ll post again at Amsterdam. Thanks, see you tomorrow!