Everything has gone to plan. We will shortly be boarding the aircraft at Gate D1. ETA Manchester is 9.30am but that may change.
We check out of the hotel at 11am. We have a wait for our coach to take us to the airport at 2.30pm so we have decided to return to the cinema to take inContinue reading
After a final couple of hours going round the exhibits and visiting the NASA shop we departed for Kemah Boardwalk and the amusement park right next to the water. Wethen went on to our finalContinue reading
The After a guided tour of some of the exhibits we had the graduation ceremony for all our students. Just a couple of pictures from that ceremony……… The winning team.
An early morning tour of the Space Shuttle on display attached to a 747 aircraft. Following a brunch we had a talk and Q+A session with Astronaut Mike Foreman.
Bowling and yet more food! Check the score Eat food Strike
Presenting to the judges
Having done some research on Mars design a habitat suitable for a group of Astronauts for 500days. Build a model of the habitat and present it to a panel of NASA staff justifying your designContinue reading
Part 2 – Collecting rock samples using a radio controlled rover built by the students. Is this the winning team with 4 rocks collected???
Part 1 ………driving a coded buggy on a course.
After a really challenging afternoons work what do we need? Answer……..Apparently retail therapy and a visit to the Baybrook Mall Shopping Centre (the Texas Trafford Centre – it’s big, but then everything is big inContinue reading
The teams are now coding a buggy to drive a course. Tomorrow they compete against each other.
The challenge is to build a robotic rock collector that will work on Mars. Tomorrow is testing!
The huge Saturn 5 rocket used to take astronauts to the Moon was most impressive.
The launch crew The observers with clinometer altimeter measuring instruments. The rockets also carried electronic altimeters. Blast off………sorry I’m unable to upload the video but look carefully and you might spot the rocket motor working.Continue reading
The presentation this morning was from Andrzej Stewart, an engineer who spent some time living in a space environment on Earth. He was isolated on one of his two missions for 1 year which wasContinue reading
At the dive training pool…………. Winner of the spiro challenge – the students will explain!!!
The morning started with a visit to the Neutral Bouyancy Lab. where we saw divers preparing the pool and ISS mock up for 2 Astronauts in training. It was then back to the JohnsonContinue reading
This afternoon we’ve been learning about materials and their ability to prevent heat being transferred. Each team has had to buy samples of these materials to build a heat shield and a container to stopContinue reading
……….Model rocket building. All groups are set the challenge of working as engineers and scientists to build a rocket within a budget. Hopefully we will be launching these later in the week.
…………a tour of the huge JSC site taking in the laboratories and back up control centre for the ISS.
After good nights sleep (and we needed it!) a buffet breakfast then off to JSC for today’s activities.
The trans-Atlantic flight went well and we were most impressed with Singapore Airlines. We landed on time at Houston but security was a bit slow. We’ve now got 20 very tired young people sat downContinue reading
A screen-shot from the US Weather Underground Website. Any long range forecast always has errors so hopefully it won’t be as wet as it appears….bring your waterproofs. Temperatures look ok compared to the UK.
Weather forecast to follow…..
A long range weather forecast will follow tomorrow.
Taken last Sunday just after 10am. This is one of the aircraft used by Singapore Airline on the Manchester to Houston route. Average flight time is 9hrs 40mins. Family and friends can track the flight…..GoogleContinue reading