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Space Camp 2001

In 2001, I was a winner of Hull University's Young Scientist Award, and my prize was to attend the International Week at the US Advanced Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. Here are the photos that I took (unfortunately low resolution, since they were taken using an analogue camera).

Area 51

Leadership skills training area.

Briefings & Activities

There were various team activities that we undertook, and we had to sit through some briefings on basic physics.

Habitat & Cafeteria

The 'Habitat' was the name given to our living quarters, and the cafeteria is home to some of the most disgusting food I have ever eaten.

Missions & Training

As part of our training, we had to undertake a number of missions as a team, divided into people on the space station, the shuttle, and in mission control. As a mission specialist, I got to go out and do EVAs!

Museum & Simulators

The space centre also houses a museum, that we visited, and we had to go on a number of simulators as part of the training.

Team Photographs

When we arrived at the centre, we were put into teams, each with the name of a famous astronaut or rocket scientist. I was in Team Gagarin.

Water Activities

We had to take part in water survival activities.