MARSBalloon project introduction

Your chance to send your ideas to the edge of space to test them for future Mars missions!

The aerospace department of SEA, an engineering firm based in Bristol and Bath, are looking for inventive students to participate in an unmissable space project.

This project, funded by the UK Space Agency, will be an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about Mars exploration, careers in the space industry and to get some experience in rocket science! 

The goal of the project is to give you the chance to try out ideas and experiments for what you might take or do on a mission to Mars. The experiments can be up to 15g weight and 25ml volume and will be carried by helium balloon high into the Earth’s atmosphere where the conditions of pressure, temperature and radiation are the same as the surface of Mars, an ideal testing ground.

The project is open to any University of Bath student, both undergraduate or post-graduate. We are looking to launch 200 small experiments so there is plenty of room for all practical disciplines; engineering chemistry, physics, biology, pharmacy, materials and art – anything you think humans or robots might be doing on Mars in the future!

Interested? Come along and meet us at our project introduction at 13:15 on Monday 11 February at 2E3.1 where we will be talking about the project, Mars, the UK space industry and jobs in space.

There is no cost or obligation to join the project – just come along to find out more.

If you are interested but cannot make the introduction please email so we can send you our information pack afterwards.

Any questions?  Follow us on Twitter @marsballoon and use hashtag #marsballoon 

Please be aware we may take some pictures during the events for our twitter feed.

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