November 06, 2020

High Schoolers to Make Space Ships for ISS


High Schoolers to Make Space Ships for ISS
High schoolers in Russia will learn more about constructing space vessels in their "Space Lessons." Image by NASA/Bill Ingalls via Wikimedia Commons

Who at some point hasn’t dreamed of building a rocket ship? Now some Russian high schoolers will have the opportunity to try their hand at building spacecraft, thanks to “Space Lessons” being offered in Tomsk. During these lessons, school children from grades 8-11 from Tomsk, Omsk, and Korolev will learn more about a scientific and technical project being completed by the company Energia.

By the end of their six-month lessons, students will have the opportunity to create a model of a small spacecraft. In the first stages of the lessons, students will receive technical training related to the project, and become acquainted with a team of mentors. In the second and third stages, students will design their spacecraft, create its elements, and defend their design before a panel of experts from Energia and universities participating in the project.

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