The UK Space Agency’s "Space for Everyone" rocket tour lands in Queen's Square, Wrexham, from 10am on 14th September and will be available for all until 18th September.
Queen’s Square will be home to a colossal 72 foot replica of the Launcher One Rocket between 14 and 18 September when the UK Space Agency bring their “Space for Everyone” tour to Wrexham.
There’ll also be virtual reality experiences, careers advice from local space professionals and lots of space-related activities available and free for everyone.
This exciting initiative aims to captivate and educate the next generation about space, showcasing the UK’s flourishing space industry and the diverse career opportunities available.
Key space organisations and STEAM partners, including Space Hub Yorkshire, North East Space Cluster, Space Wales, Orbex, Skyrora, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, have supported the tour across the regions, highlighting the thriving space industry in the UK and its impact on our daily lives.
The Space for Everyone tour is serving as a beacon of inspiration, shedding light on the pivotal role that space plays in enhancing life on Earth. Visitors, including children, families, and teachers, will have the unique opportunity to witness first-hand how space technologies benefit our daily lives and gain insights into the continuous efforts to explore the great unknown.
“The Space for Everyone Tour has been an enormous success”
Matt Archer, Launch Director at the UK Space Agency, said, “The Space for Everyone Tour has been an enormous success, with families, schools and young people having the opportunity not only to see a rocket up close but learn about the role space has in our daily lives.
“The UK space sector is world-leading and we require people from all backgrounds and skill sets to work in it. By showcasing the sector and the variety of exciting career pathways available we can help inspire the next generation of homegrown space talent.”
Space for Everyone promises an immersive experience, incorporating state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets to provide unparalleled insights into what a launch from the UK looks like and the job roles involved in making it happen. Visitors can also explore various interactive areas, learning about the crucial role of satellites and discovering the diverse career paths available within the UK space industry.
Cllr Nigel Williams, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said, “This fantastic event will be a huge boost to footfall in Wrexham and is a testament to how well known Wrexham now is as a destination for large events. I hope many families enjoy the event and are inspired by what they see and learn.”
Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said, “This exceptional tour is meant to inspire young people to enter into the UK space industry – something many of us dreamt of when we were younger but there were few opportunities. Now young people in Wrexham can find out for themselves what careers are available for them to aspire to when they are older.”
For further information about the Space for Everyone tour, please visit https://spaceperson.co.uk/rocket-tour/ or follow @spacegovuk on social media.