Sunday, April 05, 2009

UK Space Conference 2009

On top of Space Access, the Moonbuggy Race, the Conrad Award Innovation Summit, and the Atlantic VEX Regional Robotics Championship, this weekend also includes the last day of the UKSC 2009 (UK Space Conference). Here are some of the events and discussions from that conference related to prizes, awards, and competitions:

UKAYRoC - Is a model Rocket competition the final of which will be held at Charterhouse on April 2nd. Those schools that have qualified for the final will fly their model rockets, which are designed to achieve a precise flight profile. The team that comes gets closest win a trip to the United States to take part in a American competition.

Richard Garriott on the Cassini Challenge - YouTube - Richard Garriot provides his thoughts on the Cassini Challenge. Students aged 11-18 can win the opportunity to control the Cassini Spacecraft and be scientists for the day.

The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards - Recognising UK achievements in Space

Pomerantz twitter - Up and at 'em early: my video-conferenced talk to the UK Space Conference starts in about 20 minutes.

Once We Had A Rocket - A premiere viewing of the Once We Had A Rocket (2008) - a documentary account of Britain’s post war programme to build a rocket that would launch satellites into space. ... this documentary has distinction of being the winner of the Audience Poll at the Eighth Imperial War Museum Student Film Competition.