Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen congratulates the European Space Camp on its 20th Anniversary. The first Space Camp took place at the Andøya Space Center, Norway, in 1996, with 20 participants from across Scandinavia in attendance. After this initial success, the European Space Camp quickly became an annual event and over the past 20 years, has attracted over 440 participants from over 30 countries across the world.
During the space camp, students go through every aspect of a rocket launch campaign, including building internal circuitry for a rocket, telemetry, and launching a fully-fledged sounding rocket at the end of the week. Participants attend lectures from some of Europe’s top scientists and researchers on topics as diverse as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to the physics behind aurora. At the end of an unforgettable week, a multitude of social activities await the participants, including a sea safari, mountain hiking or swimming under the midnight sun.
Two ESA scholarships are available for the European Space Camp 2016 for all applicants with a nationality from an ESA Member State or Cooperating State.Apply now at http://www.spacecamp.no/.
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