Koonibba students launched towards space industry

June 16, 2023 2:15 pm in by
Photo: Southern Launch

Three Koonibba Aboriginal School students had a blast in Adelaide, working alongside rocket scientists at Southern Launch’s headquarters.

Each student partnered with an engineer to create prototype ‘stomp’ rockets – an activity that involved deciding which fin and nose cone combination would ensure the best flight trajectory.

Students also toured the office, discovering the roles required on a launch day and seeing the varied roles available within the space industry.

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This comes ahead of the 2023 STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress, where the students will host and present a workshop to over 900 Indigenous Learners.