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Mars Rover to probe University of Sussex campus

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On Wednesday 12 September, over 800 primary school children from Brighton and Eastbourne will take over the University of Sussex campus for a rare opportunity to see a prototype of the Mars Rover in action. The event is the brainchild of Katherine Courtney, former CEO of the UK Space Agency and founder of PrimarySpace, a…

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Why do we need PrimarySpace?

why do we need PrimarySpace

Most young children enjoy learning about STEM, but a significant majority, especially girls, choose not to continue with STEM studies at secondary school. Part of the reason is that they can’t imagine themselves doing a future STEM-related job. Space has the power to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. Much of today’s space…

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