Stargazers witness real life rocket - The Solihull Observer

Stargazers witness real life rocket

Solihull Editorial 10th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

YOUNG stargazers got to see a real life rocket when the CEO of Starchaser Industries stopped off at Balsall Common Primary School.

Steve Bennett works for a company which in 2001 launched the biggest ever rocket to have flown from the UK.

The youngsters were buzzing with excitement during the countdown to the launch and beginning of a special talk about about the history of Starchaser. One of the teachers even got to try on a real space suit.

Each of the school’s 21 classes took turns to see the rocket up close and have a go at setting off a foot pump powered rocket.




Howard Rose, the school’s funding and publicity manager, said he would like to thank Steve and everyone at Starchaser Industries for visiting the school.

“It has been a truly memorable experience for all of the children,” he added.


“Starchaser’s educational activities complement the UK national curriculum and help inspire and motivate students at all levels in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

“This is another example of the benefits of businesses working with schools.”

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