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UK Space Agency to dock 72ft model rocket in Swansea from June 22-26

UK Space Agency to bring tour to Swansea (pic: Swansea Council)

IT’LL appear on Museum Park outside the National Waterfront Museum as part of the agency’s free-entry Space for Everyone tour.

The initiative aims to captivate the next generation, showcasing the UK’s space industry and career opportunities.

The Swansea event will be attended by space businesses, including Space Wales and Cardiff-based Space Forge, and other organisations focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) topics.

Visitors, including children, families and teachers, will learn how space technologies benefit our daily lives.

UK Space Agency deputy CEO Ian Annett said: “Our tour is an exciting opportunity for visitors to see first-hand what it’s like to work in the space sector.”

The tour promises an immersive experience, with state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets to offer insights into what a launch from the UK looks like. Interactive areas will explain the role of satellites and career paths in the UK space industry.

British astronaut Tim Peake said: “The Space for Everyone tour will demonstrate the incredible capacity of space to inspire.”

Swansea Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “The tour’s Swansea visit will be hugely popular and will help reaffirm this city as a place to enjoy great attractions and events.”

No booking required to visit the tour and, while the event is primarily aimed at those aged nine-18, it’s suitable for all ages.

More: https://spaceperson.co.uk/rocket-tour/

Social media: @spacegovuk

Photo: The Space for Everyone tour – in Swansea from June 22-26