Generation Beyond challenge seeks to inspire the next generation of astronauts by bringing the science of space into primary schools across the UK. Image credit: Discovery Education/Lockheed Martin
The Generation Beyond challenge, organised by Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, has recently been awarded to young scientists at schools from North London and Surrey in the United Kingdom. This STEM-inspiring programme was dedicated to creating a new generation of astronauts and scientists by asking them to create a habitation module for Orion, NASA’s spacecraft that will take the first crew to Mars in the 2030s. The individual award was given to nine-year-old Jedd Flander from Barrow Hills School in Surrey.
The Team Prize went to Helia Najafi (9), Veer Thakkar (11), Krisha Shah (11) and Adithya Raghuraman (10) from Alpha Prep School in Harrow, North London. Their 3D model of ‘Andromeda’ included unique ideas of sleeping quarters, an entertainment room and an artificial gravity shower. To see the winning video, please click here. We have recently spoken to ‘Team Andromeda’ to see how they came up with the winning formula.
Pupils from Alpha Prep School in Harrow, North London were awarded the Generation Beyond Team Prize. Image credit: Discovery Education/Lockheed Martin