Rabat – The sky-high dream of 12 Moroccan high school aged between 15 and 18 student will come true, from July 7-11.
Taking part in the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, the lucky students will explore an educational, fun and interactive experience that brings together theory and practice through simulated training aboard the NASA Space Shuttle.
The Moroccan students will also have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, for a cultural tour where they will discover many museums, the White House and the US State Department.
Students who excel in science, technology, engineering, or math were challenged to make three-minute videos explaining a complex scientific concept in English, post it to the contest’s site, and promote it through social media. Student videos described a variety of topics, ranging from the discovery of gravity to energy creation and consumption to the creation of the Universe.
“Space Camp will allow me to unleash my potential and raise the bar to a new level, it’s the beginning of an important milestone,” said Ziyad Allaoui, one of the students who won the contest.
Organized by Race2Space in partnership with Scientific Morocco Association, the Race2Space will hold its fourth edition. Since its launch in 2015, 35 Moroccan students have benefited from astronaut training and have deepened their knowledge of space exploration.