Students in Year 7 have designed a model which we are sending off to Bletchley Park, Science and Innovation Centre. There, it will board a plane and be taken to the Pacific Marshall Islands. From here, it will be launched into space in April. This will form part of a micro-gravity and 3D imaging experiment. The NASA WRX-R (Water Recovery X-ray Rocket), will travel into sub-orbital space where imaging technology will record the micro-gravity experience the sculpture encounters for students to later experience on 3D headsets when back in the classroom. The rocket will return to Earth where the SμGRE-1 payload will be recovered and the sculpture returned to College.
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The students used Solidworks to draw out their design, with help from the Solidworks lunchtime club. This was then made using the 3D printer. The images below, show the final model and their drawing on Solidworks. Thank you to the students involved, Adrian Wrona, Natalia Witkowska, Jessica Grinyer, India Andrew, Rufus Rossiter and Theordore Spaliviero-Shaw.