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Space Rocket Roadshow

Spacesuit Design

This workshop is suitable for groups of up to 30 children. It is all hands-on problem solving. A 3 hour workshop includess all 5 activities and a 2 hour session explores any 3 activities. Your choice is:

How space suits are made to measure

• Bending balloons
• Creating an articulated glove and sleeve

Investigating Coolants

• Handling body heat
• Keeping cool under pressure

Bullet Proof

• What are meteoroids?
• Fair testing materials

Investigating Insulation

• Thermal insulators and conductors
• Data collection and graphing

Stress Tests for Fabrics

• Roughing it up
• A close look at fibres

Astronaut 6
Micrometeoroid test 3
girl power engineering

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