Space is a sphere of human vital interests.
Space will be developed most efficiently if highly educated,
committed specialists in space science and technology are
involved in this process. Therefore, people should become
familiar with space since their school days.
Rocket and Space Corporation after S.P. Korolev has been
engaged for many years in the school-based activities aimed
at vocational guidance of schoolchildren focusing their
thoughts on aerospace engineering, acquainting them with
the history of cosmonautics and the Corporation's achievements.
The lectures on the history of the national
cosmonautics and development of the rocket and space technology
are arranged for 6th - 8th grade pupils.
In order to extend their knowledge, the schoolchildren visit
the RSC Energia's Museum, Mission Control Center (MCC),
the museums attached to TSNII of Machine Building and DB
of Chemical Engineering. The pupils in the 9th-11th
grades can attend the subject lectures - seminars on the
Introduction to Rocket and Space Technology, take part in
the tours of the RSC Energia's working places, MCC. About
50 lectures and 40 tours are arranged every year.
RSC Energia is one of the sponsors of the Korolev-based
International Youth Space Camp, which has been organized
every year since 1994. About 100 schoolchildren from Korolev,
other cities and towns of Russia, as well as the USA, Great
Britain, Greece, the CIS countries take part in the camp
activities. The camp program foresees conducting the contests
on physics, maths, information technology, literature and
defence of creative works; visiting the leading space industry
enterprises: RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev; Mission Control
Center; the Russian State Research and Test Center for Cosmonauts
Training after Y.A. Gagarin situated in the Star City; meeting
RSC Energia's key personnel and cosmonauts. The contests
winners are awarded valuable prizes bearing the RSC Energia's
The collection entitled "Poetical Notebook"
with the poetry written by the city schoolchildren and devoted
to space-related subjects is published annually with the
direct participation of RSC Energia. The collection entitled
"Poetical Notebook" with the poetry written by
the city schoolchildren and devoted to space-related subjects
is published annually. The Corporation Personnel Administration
specialists are carrying out testing of the Korolev pupils,
the results of which provide background for vocational guidance
recommendations used when building dedicated classes.
An analysis of the sociological studies has shown that schoolchildren
take a great interest in the actions taken. The schoolchildren
going to the Scientific-Engineering College where they acquire
more profound knowledge of physicomathematical disciplines
take an intense interest in the events taken place as well.
About 70% of the shool-leavers enter every year the institutions
of higher education whose graduates form the key personnel
of RSC Energia: Moscow State Technical University after.
N.E. Bauman, Moscow Aviation Institute after S. Ordzhonikidze,
Moscow State University after M.V. Lomonosov and others.
A further step towards introducing schoolchildren to space
science and technology is their direct involvement in space-related
projects to be developed under the Microsatellite Program.
The Russian-Australian Kolibry Project is the first of them.