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A new generation of scientists

Each year King’s hosts the Mission Discovery programme aimed at encouraging young people’s interest in science, research and space.

The week long educational programme is run by the International Space School Education Trust (ISSET) in partnership with the Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) from the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.

From Monday 10 to Friday 14 July, students will get to hear from the Mission Discovery team which includes astronauts, world renowned scientists and NASA leaders. The students, aged 14-18 years old, will then work in teams to create a biomedical science experiment. The experiments are conceived and designed by the students and are honed and refined under the direction of Dr Julie Keeble (CHAPS).

The final ideas are then presented to a board of judges with the winning experiment built by King’s and NASA, and eventually launched into space to be carried out by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

The Mission Discovery programme has been running at King’s since 2012, and so far seven experiments have been launched to the International Space Station. The most recent experiments were launched in February 2017, read the story here.

More information about the programme, how to register and contact information please visit the ISSET website. Fully catered residential packages are available for anyone not from London.