Liftoff for space school
( 2003-08-27 11:13) (cctv.com)
Space school in for a select group of Beijing students! The young scientists
are getting a rare chance to explore the world beyond the Earth's atmosphere
courtesy of British and Chinese educators.
The space school is organized by the Beijing Planetarium and the British
Embassy's Culture and Education Section. About 100 lucky students from Beijing
high schools are on the 5-day course. It's the second time the event's been held
and organizers hope it will fire the students' imagination, creativity and
"Space School in Britain basically is to promote science technology and space
to young people. So it does it by serious talks with specialists and by hand-on
practice, where young people actually get the chance to use and develop some
skills that they would need in space industry," said Mark Bentley, British
During the course, Chinese students will attend lectures, visit the science
and technology museum and set up Mars bases. They will also get the chance to
put their engineering skills to the test in a robot challenge.