Calgary’s Hangar Flight Museum (HFM) is once again recruiting a western-Canada high school student who will then attend the United Space Camp in Houston, Texas next summer. All expenses will be paid for the lucky student by the HFM.
The camp, run by a Houston-based not-for-profit group, hosts up to 50 students from 25 countries each year.
“Having the opportunity to learn from these industry experts was a transformational experience,” said Jarrett Murray, a Calgarian who participated in the 2018 camp. “Every day I think about these lectures, and I realize just how much I learned.”
Murray went on to say, “It’s interesting because halfway through the program I asked myself what I had learned so far. I found it difficult to pinpoint anything. After this reflection I realized that it felt normal to have all this knowledge. My new normal was that I understand the Life Support Systems of the ISS. It was normal that I would wake up in the middle of the night with a new idea for the propulsion system that I worked on for hours. It all just felt like me. After our team’s final presentation, I was talking to the panel about these thoughts that I was having in my head. All they told me was, ‘Welcome to the aerospace industry’.”
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be Canadian citizens, be registered at a high school in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon or Northwest Territories. They also must be between the ages of 15 and 19 at the time of the camp.
Further information can be found by following this link. See featured video below about the camp.