Helen Oliver, co-ordinating supervisor
The students are working like mad, for Venus is a cruel mistress. Please excuse our spacedust, your news service will resume as developments unfold.
After almost having to force the team to sleep last night, today they were up bright and early to head back to the Kennedy Space Centre to continue their work on the space station which aims to lay the groundwork for terraforming Mars. The team have been working hard all day and are still hard at work whilst this entry is being written in the small hours of the next day.
The team have worked so hard and are well on their way to designing a station of which they should all be very proud.
We wish the best of luck to the team as the deadline steadily approaches!
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.
The team arrived early yesterday morning at the Kennedy Space Centre ready to start the design process of their space station which is to have the express purpose of terraforming Mars so that it may become habitable for humans. The team was briefed for the task ahead and then took the time to elect their presidents and heads of department. Congratulations to Victoria Farrant, Matthew Braz, James Drummond, Jacob Robertson, and Natasha Cowan from the UK team and Jonathan Heywood from the UK but on the EU team for being elected into management positions.
We wish the teams the best of luck going into day 2 where the majority of the work will be done.
Our Video Competition is now open, and the Request for Proposal is available on our Video Entries page.
The deadline for entries is 23:59 on Friday 19 December 2014. Information on how to submit your video entry is available on the Video Entries page.
The results of the Video Competition will be shared with teams on Friday 16 January 2015.