Space Boot Camp Launches Careers

29 September 2022

Congratulations to the latest cohort of Space Boot Camp cadets, who enthusiastically participated in our space activities across three days, for the 2022 Space Boot Camp.

With thanks to support from the Australian Space Agency and the Fogarty Foundation, 80 students delved into lectures on Our Universe, Plants in Space, Space Law, How We Use Satellites, and Humans in Space by UWA experts and ex-NASA professionals. On Day One, they were lucky enough to participate in creating ammonium-nitrate powered rocket launches of their own, with UWA Aerospace. Day Two saw a Lunar Habitat Design Workshop with the Chair of Architecture at UWA’s School of Design.

The final day of Space Boot Camp entailed two industry excursions – to First Mode, and Fugro Spaarc. Students got to see space careers and technology in action, launching their own pseudo-Mars Rover Landings off a 10m cherry picker, and touring Fugro Spaarc’s new facility in robotics automations – learning what mission operations look like for both terrestial and space missions.

With this latest round of graduates, the International Space Centre has now prepped 140 cadets for a career in space – and we can’t wait to see their futures.