Headmaster's Blog

Mars Generation

Next stop Mars .....   

This morning we were delighted to welcome Dr Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the US Space and Rocket Center, and Mr Michael Barnett, Director of the film, 'Mars Generation' to Rashid School.

Students from Latifa School and RSB watched some of the film about travel to Mars and then had a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about space travel, to both the film's Director and Dr Barnhart, at whose center much of the film was made.

The session explored ideas about space travel and some of the challenges it faces, and also considered how multi-national space travel has become.  Dr Barnhard asked the students to think about what they could bring to this exciting aspect of science, and to consider how they may be involved with the UAE's and the global space programme.

It was exciting to welcome the guests to the school, but even more exciting to wonder whether any of the students who took part might be among the first people to travel to Mars.

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