Education & Outreach
Your outreach partner - HE Space is dedicated to pass on our passion for space to the wider community. We support initiatives like Yuri's Night, SpaceUp and start-up weekends. We also initiate our own projects like summer holiday programmes and the Mars Rover Test Drive.
The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit organisation and network, which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. HE Space recruiters have given presentations at their events.
UKSEDS is the UK’s national student space society. They run space projects, host conferences, workshops, and careers events, and do outreach all over the country. HE Space has been supporting their National Student Space Conference for many years. This is the premier event for space students, bringing together students, academics, and professionals from across the country to share knowledge of space, discuss the challenges facing the sector, and to create new links between groups.
Mars Rover Test Drive
The Mars Rover Test Drive initiative was taken by HE Space and Decos because robots will play such an important role in future missions to other planets. All efforts in space start with a challenge for people on Earth. The goal was to inspire students to use their skills, technology and brain to put their best efforts to the test and manoeuvre their robot across a Mars-like terrain.
The Mars Rover Test Drive was held from 8-10 October 2014.
ESTEC open day
The day to visit Europe’s largest place for space, meet astronauts and mission experts, and inspect actual space hardware. HE Space colleagues working at ESTEC provide talks about their jobs. HE Space also supports the ESTEC open day with fun activities.
Kids summer holiday programme - Expedition Space
Since August 2015 HE Space organises the kids summer holiday programme "Expedition Space" in Bremen for pupils between 11-14 years old eager to discover space.In 2018 the programme focuses on 13-15 year olds. In cooperation with the DLR schoollab in Bremen a varied programme is offered. The pupils learn how rockets can fly into space and why experiments in space are so different from on Earth. They also get a chance to look behind the scenes at Airbus, OHB, ZARM and DLR.