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The death star challenge: an ambitious and motivating engineering project to promote astronautics and transform society's vision about space research

Author
Perez-Poch, A.; Sánchez, F.; Lopez, D.; Alier, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
67th International Astronautical Congress
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016-09
Book of congress proceedings
67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico, 26-30 September 2016
First page
1
Last page
12
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/100477 Open in new window
Abstract
The race to put a person on the Moon motivated and captivated the imagination of USA society and the community worldwide. This led to an unprecedented investment in science, technology and the space program, which eventually resulted in a successful Moon landing in 1969. Current estimations state that, for every dollar invested in space technology, there is a return of more than five dollars for the country's GDP. However, public opinion worldwide does not perceive this investment as a benefit f...
Citation
Perez-Poch, A., Sanchez, F., Lopez, D., Alier, M. An ambitious and motivating Engineering project to promote Astronautics and transform society’s vision about Space Research. A: International Astronautical Congress. "67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico, 26-30 September 2016". Guadalajara: 2016.
Keywords
STEM, death star., outreach, space education, space station, sustainability
Group of research
CAP - High Performace Computing Group
SUSHITOS - Services for Ubiquitous, Social and Humanistic Information Technologies and Open Source

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