Students inspired by attending Space Engineering event at RAL Space

Fifteen Year 10 students had the fantastic opportunity to represent UTC Portsmouth at the Space Engineering event hosted at Rutherford Appleton Space Laboratories (RAL Space) yesterday.

They attended a series of short lectures from the Head of Engineering, a Thermodynamic Engineer and a CNC Operator from RAL Space about their roles and academic paths that led them to RAL Space. 

Amongst the day's activities were tours of the space component testing facilities and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source research facility, plus a short lesson on Comet composition based on data gathered by the Rosetta space mission.

Students engaged in a number of practical activities in which they excelled, demonstrating a high level of scientific knowledge. They left with a greater awareness of the UK space industry and job opportunities available to them in the future.