Finally, the competition has arrived!
We began the day with breakfast, after which we went to the Kennedy Space Center – which was a surreal experience to know that we were actually here, and to see the scale of the rockets. We then had our introduction, briefings and heard from Chris Ferguson, an astronaut who piloted the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
In our companies, we then elected our management team with the following UK Team members gaining positions in Rockdonnell (with the UK having a clear majority over these positions):
President – Victoria Farrant
Vice-President of Marketing/Sales – Matthew Braz
Director of Structural Engineering – Natasha Cowan
Director of Human Factors – James Drummond
Director of Operations – Jacob Robertson
Also, Jonathan Heywood (EU team – from UK) is President of Grumbo.
All companies have spent the day working on their proposals, and are looking forward to doing more tomorrow.