The Technical/Education Appeal
The first ‘Technical Target’ has yet to be announced as work continues apace on the Sprite chipsats for the Kicksat programme, which was funded by a number of members following an appeal in 2010, and is due for launch later this year. So Council has decided, as its first target, to raise £5,000 for some up-to-date display and demonstration models that can be used for both educational purposes and for display at conferences, exhibitions and media interviews.
The Society is grateful for the many generous gifts of models of past projects or programmes, like Inmarsat 4, HOTOL, Olympus, Skylark and Mustard. All have been widely used, but to excite the younger generation, maintain their interest in STEM subjects and encourage visionary thinking, more futuristic models like Skylon, Daedalus/Icarus and perhaps even World Ships should be added. Fortunately we have access to the original Daedalus model and a new one is on the way, but new ideas and models are always welcome.
Richard Osborne FBIS, Council Member.
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