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Students Spending Summer at U of M’s Space Camp

July 20, 2011 6:45 AM | News

Young “scientists” are getting their jollies this week by participating in Manitoba Space Adventure Camp.

The University of Manitoba is hosting the educational camp for primary and high school students to learn and train for the next phase of space exploration.

“Even though we’re watching the last Space Shuttle mission come to an end, space exploration is not going to stop. There’s still very much to do and learn about,” said Dr. Witold Kinsner of the Faculty of Engineering. “There are still many exciting and challenging opportunities in space-related fields for graduates today.”

Students are learning about rocket building, space law, medical engineering, satellites, robotics, orbital mechanics, astronomy and the local aerospace industry.

Watch video from last year’s rocket launch.