Our next project is all about building a replica of NASA’s amazing Orion spacecraft, which is NASA’s only vehicle capable of carrying humans into deep space. Our goal is to create a realistic replica that can be used for education and outreach programmes.
The Orion replica will be built with the help of Tim Rogers, Future Transformation Director and we are encouraging families, visitors and young people to be part of this process at the National Science and Media Museum as part of the Bradford Science Festival 2023 Family Weekend on the 3rd and 4th June, before the museum closes for refurbishment.
This project is centred around skills delivery including: the build of the spacecraft along with the programming of components to display information that the crew will see and engage with. A large scale enrichment programme designed to improve access to space, awareness and pathways into career opportunities in the space sector regionally, promotion of the region as a place of excellence for science, technology and innovation.
Once we have built the Orion and the museum enters its refurbishment we will be able to take the Orion on tour and use it as a classroom and learning space. Bringing space to people and communities across the region who would not get the opportunity. This is part of our ongoing commitment to close the digital divide and skills gap, with a long term commitment to rebalancing and unlocking our economy.
As a not-for-profit we are values driven and are committed to working with more young women and girls getting them ready for careers in STEM, we have built up strong partnerships and networks with schools across the region allowing us to achieve that and as we make further gains in this area we are now including working with families to better complement and fulfil our values driven projects.
To achieve our goals, we’re seeking support from organisations that share our passion for making a positive impact. By partnering with us, you’ll help us expand our reach and increase our impact across different communities. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can be involved in this project, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org