Techniquest Glyndŵr is delighted to be working in partnership with The UK Space Agency and The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) to share some of the most exciting developments in space exploration and space science with families, schools and communities across the UK.
Fifty years ago, the first two humans landed on the Moon, made possible by a team of more than 400,000 men and women here on Earth.
We are celebrating this remarkable achievement as part of a wider National STEM Programme, ‘Destination Space’.
This new 2.5 year programme, called Destination Space 2, aims to make a strategic step-change nationally in sharing cutting-edge space science and engineering with children, families and the public more widely. It builds on all the training, knowledge and enthusiasm for space science in science centres across the UK, enabling delivery of these amazing space activities into the future.
This exciting programme covers celebrations this summer of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing and look at how the Moon might feature in future space exploration. The website moon50.uk has been set up to share details of events across the UK. From November 2019 the programme moves on to inspire families and school-children with the exciting science and engineering of future space missions, including UK spaceports and space launchers, the new Webb Space Telescope, the ExoMars mission and innovative ways to use data from satellites.