Space Design Competition

On Saturday a group of 11 year-12 physics students attended a regional event of the UK space design competition at York University.

The UK Space Design Competition, part of a larger international competition, is a science, engineering and business challenge designed as a simulation of life in industry. Teams are given a list of requirements for a space settlement and are tasked with coming up with a detailed design which they present to a panel of judges from industry, academia and business.

The team worked in a larger group with students from another school from near Halifax. Putting in a phenomenal effort during the day their team won this competition and have gained a place at the national final in London in March where they have a chance to win a place in the international final at the Kennedy Space Centre in the Summer.

A quote from a team member:

“We’re over the moon that our team triumphed at the UK Space Design Regionals at York University last Saturday!

Working hand in hand with another school, we achieved a victory that left us truly surprised and grateful.

Now, with sights set high, we’re eagerly anticipating the national stage in London in March 2024.”