Scottish Space School Photo gallery

Throughout the Space School week in June, the pupils take part in a variety of activities to find out more about the different engineering disclipines on offer, and to help them when making that all important decision about what to study at university. Our gallery shows some of the fun activities and experiences that you might take part in, and the interesting people that you might meet, if you attend the Scottish Space School.

A Week in Pictures

  • The pupils build rockets which are then launched in Bellahouston Park - with help from NASA guests such as astronaut Tom Marshburn and NASA Engineers Lee Graham and Mason Markee who attended in 2016.

  • NASA Engineer Lee Graham inspected some of the rockets the pupils built prior to their launch.

  • The pupils visit the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering for a bridge building challenge.

  • The pupils visit the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering for a bridge building challenge.

  • The Mars Rover Challenge allows pupils to experience what it might be like on Mars.

  • Every year NASA guests attend the Scottish Space School to meet and work alongside the pupils - in 2012 we welcomed Astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Baker and NASA Engineer Heather Paul.

  • Every year a Big Project is assigned and pupils work in teams of 10 and present their idea at the end of the week to the NASA guests who decide on the winner.

Discover more about the Scottish Space School

A trip of a lifetime

Every year 10 of the students who attend the Scottish Space School are chosen to go on the Learning Journey trip to Houston, Texas. This week long visit includes behind the scenes access at NASA's Johnson Space Center - find out more about the amazing experience.

Since its inception in 2002 1800 pupils from high schools across Scotland have taken part in the Scottish Space School

Meet the students

Strathclyde has the largest Faculty of Engineering in Scotland, and is home to over 5500 students