European Space Camp 2018 saw inspiring lectures from some of the world’s top scientists and engineers, practical rocket work, a koselig bonfire at the beach and the launch of Alv I, named after renowned Northern Lights physicist and Space Camp favourite Alv Egeland.
“Being able to participate at European Space Camp opened my eyes to new directions in life, and it’s an experience I will never forget.”
Agne, Anders, Andrea
Today we arrived at Andenes Airport to attend European Space Camp. When we came to
the space center we were lovingly welcomed by the Team with Gaute in front. In the
living room there were other participants that had arrived earlier. The atmosphere was
fantastic and we were quickly integrated in the group in a non-awkward way. In the
living room we got to know each other and played cards. At half past four we had lunch,
and Gaute only talked about how big sandwich he can make, and how not to get soggy
After lunch we were welcomed by Tine Joramo from NAROM in the auditaurium. Later
we went back to the living room to play games and get to know each other. One of the
games was about drawing a partner with your non-dominant hand, which became our
door signs. At the end we got some super nice jumpers from the Team, and took a story
for the Instagram (S/O to @europeanspacecamp).
Then we had pizza, it was nice. Good pizza.
First impressions of ESC is that this is going to be an amazing week with a lot of
motivated and enthusiastic people.
Something great at ESC is that we always have to speak English, even though at this
particular moment, we are three Norwegians sitting alone and only speaking English.