In September 2021, students from around the world participated in the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge. One Australian student, who was a One Giant Leap Australia Foundation participant, shared his experience. Rafael said, “Over the holidays, I participated in the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge (more information can be found on their website: https://www.space-teams.com and https://onegiantleapfoundation.com.au/). Our…
Inspired by the thought of having their own robot in outer space, the Dream Rover team work to transfer the skills that they have acquired from VEX robotics to JAVA coding. The Dream Rover team are high schooler students from Sydney NSW. Here is their story, in their own words.
Tom Nolan passed away December 31st, 2020 leaving behind a wife, grown children, grandchildren and thousands of people who loved and followed his passion of STEM education. An oceanographer by trade, Tom saw the best in everyone he met. Through twists and turns in his life, Tom worked in oceanography, space exploration and a host of education related trades.
Tom swapped ocean going ships for spaceships more than 20 years ago. Amongst other things in his life, he was recognised for his STEM outreach work by being awarded the 2019 NASA JPL Bruce Murray Award.
The Huddle is the internal newsletter for EOS and the program is mentioned on pages 20 and 2. Many thanks to Ben Greene, Dr James Bennet, Cinzia Nash, Jo Ramsay and the team at EOS. The future is bright!
Jackie and Bob Carpenter from One Giant Leap Australia Foundation have been a cornerstone in supporting Ella Stoodley (Axion Manufacturing Engineer) with the surface finish of the NSW State and National race cars. Bob Carpenter has extensive experience in the aeromodelling field and knows how to finish a plane with aerodynamics and a high end…
Students from Galen Catholic College, Wangaratta, have reached new heights in coding. The team of Galen VEX students coded their way into history, by being one of 3 teams that successfully completed the space mission for JAXA’s inaugural Kibo Robotic Programming Challenge: KiboRPC.
Sally Tindall, Shannon McConnell and Alice Gorman. A future astronaut, a Deep Space expert and a space archaeologist will inspire us and then answer questions about careers in space. An ‘out of this world’ event moderated by Coco Dobbie, a One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Ambassador. This teleconference will be on Thursday 24th September from 6 to 7 pm (AEST).
NASA ARTEMIS TEAM – a free teleconference with an Orion Engineer Join Heather Paul as she takes us on an inspirational voyage of discovery about Artemis, Orion and aerospace STEM careers. Heather is a highly experience science communicator who has a passion for education outreach. She currently is the Health, Medical and Technical Authority of…
The SpaceX Crew Dragon expedition was full of firsts. It was the first crewed orbital launch to depart from the United States since the final flight of the space shuttle fleet in July 2011. It was the first manned commercial space flight. And it was the first ocean landing return in over four decades, as the previous one occurred in 1975. So witnessing the splash landing of the Crew Dragon capsule and the safe return of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, signalling a successful end to this historic mission, was truly an amazing experience for many, especially those in younger generations who have never seen a live, return to Earth, ocean landing before. Student Ambassador Nicola said that this was the first all USA space mission she has personally witnessed (she was still quite young when the last space shuttle mission took place) and the first ocean landing during her lifetime.
The One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Student Ambassadors were in their homes watching the recent live Mars 2020 launch, but they were still able to share their joy and excitement with each other via Messenger.