The 24th European Space Camp was lucky enough to have Russian Cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko on visit again! There were participants from 8 different nationalities this year, including China and Italy. During camp, NAROM was in the middle of building their new visiting center and office building. Despite this, we were able to do everything as planned and have a successful launch at the end of the week!
Perfection with connecting nerdy stuff with actual science!
Today, we arrived at Space Camp! We arrived quite early and took a tour of the Andøya Space Center after checking into our rooms. We got a view of the beach and it was amazing. Then, we played card games for most of the day and got to know the people here. While we were waiting for everyone to arrive, we played board games, Ninja, and “Lupus in fabula”. After everyone got here, we had lunch and gathered for the opening ceremony. We heard from the mayor and a member of parliament and officially started our journey here at Space Camp. Afterward, we had several lectures on the final project (the rocket launch!) and the different areas of responsibilities were introduced (including payload, sensors, and telemetry). All of those tasks sound exciting and intriguing, and we are looking forward to choosing our areas tomorrow! After dinner, we finally got time to sit down together and (actually) learn everyone’s names (that took a while). It was really fun to play icebreaker games and get to know each other’s hobbies. Even though everyone is tired from a day of traveling and (a lot of) new information, we can’t wait to have a good time here learning STEM and building our rocket! (Excited for the hike tomorrow to ALOMAR XD) peace out
Hope, Azat and Ethan