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Class Tamar begin their ‘Up,up and away’ topic by joining the space race with a piece of homework that is quite literally ‘out of this world’.
The class has bought one minute of the upcoming Sky Cube satellite launch and as a result 10 lucky children will be able to send a message back to earth from space. We will also be able to take 2 unique photos from the satellite.We will hopefully be able to track the satellite in class and it will be visible in the night sky towards the end of its mission.
The homework is ” to think of what message they would like to send from space for the world to read”.They only have 120 characters (letters, punctuation and spaces) available and the best 10 will go forward to the project.
I am really looking forward reading these messages next week and we will publish some of them on the blog! Live long and prosper.

Follow this link for more info http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/880837561/skycube-the-first-satellite-launched-by-you


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3 Responses
  1. greggers50 says:

    Thanks for your kind comment. Loved your class work on the Iron man. Would you mind if I commented ?

  2. Tim DeBenedictis says:

    Hello friends in the UK!

    I’m Tim DeBenedictis – the guy who came up with the SkyCube project here in California. Thank you very much for your support! It really means a lot to me to help students get their ideas and broadcasts up into orbit. I may be 40 years old now, but I vividly remember what it was like to be a student in middle school, reading science fiction, learning all I could about the Solar System, and dreaming that – one day – I’d actually be able to make those dreams real. It was incredibly difficult, and it took a long time, but I – we – made it happen. I’m beyond happy to be able to share that dream with you. I hope it becomes easier for you. Very likely someone in your age group will be the next man to walk on the Moon. Or the first woman to walk on the Moon. Or Mars. (I’m already too old.) So keep looking up, and never give up on working hard for what you believe in. And never underestimate the ability of a small, dedicated group of individuals to change the world. Indeed, nothing else ever has.

    Ad astra.


  3. Mr Foster says:

    This looks like a very exciting part of a brilliant topic.

    I wish I had done this with my class when I did space last year although we did have lots of fun investigating whether aliens and Area 51 do exist.

    Good luck and I look forward to following your blog closely.

    Mr Foster – Shrewsbury International School Bangkok


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