LEAD CAMP EDUCATOR
Miranda Satterthwaite is the Antarctic Academy Director for the International Antarctic Centre where she directs and leads the development of the Antarctic Academy and the Mission to Space programmes. Miranda trained in STEM education through a range of NASA bases in the USA including NASA Marshall Flight Centre and NASA Kennedy Space Centre, visiting NASA Armstrong Centre and NASA Ames Research Centre. She has participated in two NASA Sofia Missions over Antarctica, observing the Aurora Australis and will undertake her third mission above the Antarctic Circle in March 2021. Academically, Miranda specialises in Space Exploration, holding undergraduate degrees in Science and Political Science and Masters Degrees in International Business Law and Educational Leadership. Long term she is passionate about filling the New Zealand pathways into the Aerospace sector to support the growing space economy.
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Students will receive space suits on arrival at the International Antarctic Centre, followed by an orientation and an exciting and immersive 4D movie. After spending some time with a Husky Handler, students will research and design a lunar base!
The day begins with a Q&A session with an Astronaut before buckling up for an adrenalin-filled outdoor adventure aboard a Hägglund! Students will then take part in an experiential Astronaut training, learning about the space travel, including visiting the Storm Dome and Christchurch Adventure Park for a physical activity.
Students will design and construct a Nano Rover, before a talk from a Dawn Aerospace Guest speaker is followed by a Bee Bot or Rocketry Challenge. It is then time for graduation before a final farewell lunch with an astronomy expert and departure home.
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