Space Camp Space Camp Barcelona, Catalunya Science, Technology and Society in Space NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION www.spacecamp.es A3E.org CIF - G63765242 Get astronautized with us!! Science Society Technology
Introduction: Space Exploration “ The Earth is the cradle of mankind, but we cannot live forever in a cradle” Konstantin TSIOLKOVSKY . Russian scientific, true visionary and pioneer of astronautics > Space exploration is the result of the irresistible IMPULSE that man has to explore and discover, that leads him to reach places never explored before. > But Space is a very HOSTILE environment, where man is exposed to microgravity, radiation, extreme temperatures, insufficient air and pressure ...
<ul><li>>Space exploration started in 1961 with Gagarin’s first suborbital flight, and pushed QUICKLY forward until Armstrong and Aldrin reached the surface of the Moon in 1969. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>The frenetic space RACE between URSS and USA of those initial days has turned into COOPERATION , together with Europe, Japan, Canada, Brazil... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>>The International Space Station (ISS) is a huge JOIN project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>latest scientific findings and state-of-the-art technologies together with harmony and international, intercultural and interpersonal cooperation. </li></ul></ul>Introduction: Space Exploration
Why a SPACECAMP? > To promote essential values for living in a GLOBALIZED world, represented by the International Space Station (ISS) >To establish a LINK between children and professionals to enhance LEARNING about space > To build a common and innovative EDUCATIONAL PROJECT where children play an ACTIVE role and deepen their interests to satisfy their CURIOSITY > To motivate children towards SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY , and encourage their interest in the ENGINEERING field
How is a SPACECAMP? > A simulated astronaut TRAINING adapted to the values that children can learn. > Astronaut candidates will be divided into SMALL TEAMS to perform most of the games. > Overcoming the various stages of training until the team finally gets ready to embark on their simulated mission. This year ... a PERMANENT LUNAR BASE! > During this process of simulations and games, children will learn to work together. Likewise, they will improve their KNOWLEDGE about space, space exploration and its importance . > Last but not least, our young astronauts will enjoy an EXCITING and very DYNAMIC stay that will ENCOURAGE them to study and investigate more about science and engineering.
Who is behind? CLARA SALIDO, Director She holds a graduate degree in Psychology and is currently Director of a nursery of Alt Penedès and member of the Movement Education Maresme. Since 2000 has organized and managed camps for children 3 to 16 years old. XAVIER ALABART, A3E Project Responsible He is Industrial Engineer from UPC and got a Masc. Science in Space Management at International Space University. He worked 4 years in a project with the Education Office of the European Space Agency . He is currently a consultant. ME RITXELL VIÑAS , Monitor She graduated in Aeronautical Engineering. She is alumni of the Communauté des Villes Ariane and the International Space University. She is currently working at Advanced Logistics Group in Barcelona, in the division of Aviation and Aeronautics.
Who’s part of the Advisory Board? <ul><li>Dr. SERGI VAQUER (Sabadell Hospital) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M.Eng. JESUS PABLO GONZALEZ (CTAE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Engineering and Image Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M.Eng. MERITXELL GIMENO (DRACO Systems) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics and Computer Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M.Eng. ORIOL GALLEMÍ (Space Consultant) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Operations & Space Vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MARC ZABALLA (Galactic Suite) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Architecture </li></ul></ul>
What do you do in a SPACECAMP? > To HAVE FUN making new friends in a natural and collaborative environment > To find out how is ASTRONAUT’S lifestyle, from training process until the space mission is completed > To get NOTIONS of science and space technology > To feel the VALUES associated with life in space: cooperation, responsibility and spirit of self -improvement
Main activities: > Designing and constructing your own low-scale SPACECRAFT > Building water –propelled ROCKETS > Games and simulations about life in a BASE on the Moon > Simulation of LANDING a robot on Mars > Children's games about SPACE > Try FOOD that astronauts eat in space > AND MANY MORE!! !
Main goals: 1. SOCIOCULTURAL OBJECTIVES > Nearing the SPACE WORLD , present and future and the challenges of astronautics > Explore the BEAUTY of the universe > To learn about the History of Space EXPLORATION > To get familiar with the VOCABULARY of space > Learn some keywords in ENGLISH
Main goals: 2. SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGIC OBJECTIVES > Basic knowledge of ASTRONOMY > Basics of human body BEHAVIOUR > Basic knowledge about EFFECTS of space environment on human body > Physics BASICS (propulsion forces, etc) through experimentation > Basic knowledge about LIFE SUPPORT and TECHNOLOGY > The role of aerospace technology in reducing HUMAN IMPACT on the environment
Accommodation: El Pinar > Located in Parc Comarcal del GARRAF > 1769 restored FARMHOUSE set as holiday camp compliant with regulations ( Secretaria General de Joventut de la Generalitat ) > It has an OBSERVATORY > It is equipped with SWIMMING POOL > It has its own CATERING SERVICE > There is INSURANCE R.C. > The house has HEALTH CARE and a medical service
Summary: Space Camp Catalunya <ul><li>> SUMMER CAMP in Science, Technology & Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>> PERSONALIZED/PARTICIPATIVE. Only 40 children </li></ul><ul><li>> 5 PERMANENT EDUCATORS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>For specific activities: 7-8 educators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>>Accommodation in NATURAL ENVIRONMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> 23rd August to 3rd September 2010 : 10 days of space adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>>Prize per child: 799 Euros (Discounts available to members university community). </li></ul><ul><li>Payment of 50% upon confirmation of registration </li></ul>
Contact <ul><li>>Press and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Parnau </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Xavier Alabart </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+34 610 625 702 </li></ul><ul><li>Space Camp organized by </li></ul><ul><li>A3E Barcelona www.spacecamp.es </li></ul><ul><li>NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION </li></ul>