Spaceport Cornwall has a huge ambition of inspiring the next generation of young people into studying STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects and having an interest in space related developments.
We aim to engage every student in Cornwall through a number of online and in-person programmes. This includes online broadcasts, work experience, exhibitions and curriculum linked challenges.
A number of our resources and videos can be found in the links below.
Space Activities developed to inspire you about space and all that it can offer.
Virtual Tour Page
In 2021 we developed ‘The Story of a Satellite’ Exhibition which ran for a summer and engaged more than 5,000 students in person. Since the closure of this exhibition we have developed a virtual offering and related worksheets which you can find below.
Virtual Reality Experience
In January 2023 Spaceport Cornwall hosted the first ever space launch from the UK, with launch partner Virgin Orbit. Sadly, this attempt was unsuccessful with an anomaly in the second stage of the rocket. However, through a partnership with students at Falmouth University you can experience the first launch as if it had been successful, whilst hearing from space sector specialists like astronaut Tim Peake at the same time.
Where To Study In The South West
As the space sector develops there are more and more courses starting to be developed to support people into a career in the space sector in the future.
Some of these courses will be relevant to students going through their GCSE’s at present, others will be relevant to those who want to study a degree level qualification. Have a look on the map on the opposite page to identify what courses are available and where they are being offered.