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UK Schools - Space experiment contest launched

UK Schools - Space experiment contest launched  

UK schoolchildren are being offered the chance to design an experiment for a
small satellite in an effort to boost interest in space science. 

The contest, organised by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) and Surrey
Satellite Technology (SSTL), is open to students between the ages of 14 and 18.

The winning experimental package should be about the size of a lunch box,
weighing no more than 1kg but it will be given a developmental budget of up to

The deadline for receiving initial proposals is 28 February 2008. 

In March, entries will be whittled down to a shortlist of six finalists who
will then be invited to submit more detailed proposals. 

The winning proposal will be announced at the congress of the International
Astronautical Federation (IAF) in Glasgow in October 2008. 

Full BBC Story at 


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