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Participants in the International Space Olympics 2019 had their designs reviewed at Energia

October 23, 2019

The center for technology development and personnel training of the Experimental Machine-building Plant of RSC Energia held design reviews for the projects submitted by participants in the 27th International Space Olympics (ISO) of high-school students.

Taking part in ISO this year are more than 130 students in 9th to 11th grades. These are kids from Korolev and other towns of science in the Moscow region Balashikha, Reutov, Dubna, as well as Monino. Also came pupils from Energia aerospace classes in Tomsk and Kazan. There are also representatives from Belarus kids from the town of Cherven, and there are also newcomers to the Olympics who represent Samara region.

The organizing committee of the Olympics selected 11 best projects. General director general designer of RSC Energia Nikolai Sevastianov noted the advanced level of the submitted projects.

The papers are very interesting, and its a good thing that they are of systemic, applied nature. Space is getting useful for mankind. Today space extends into communications, television, navigation. Science is burgeoning in space, as you many know, recently, a new space observatory Spektr-RG was launched, International Space Station is evolving, exploration of other planets is in progress and this is already a task for you. I hope that it will be in space industry that most of you will choose to pursue their lifelong careers, and, of course, we invite all of you to take jobs at the Corporation. I hope to see you again some day and wish you success in your creative efforts! said Nikolai Sevastianov in his welcoming address.

The 27th International Space Olympics opened last Friday in the auditorium of the M.I. Kalinin Central House of Culture, which gathered all the ISO participants, representatives of State Corporation Roscosmos, the towns core companies and administration. The students were addressed by pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Oleg Kononenko. He expressed his wish that the kids grow to become just as dedicated and courageous as the eminent cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, whose memory was honored by a minute of silence.

The ISO competitive program consist of several stages: review of creative projects within the framework of two sections technical and humanities, academic competitions in math, physics, computer science and literature, as well as team work on cases the projects that require solving practical problems in the field of spaceflight.

Traditionally, RSC Energia is one of the principal organizers of the Olympics. This is one of the high-priority vocational guidance projects of the Corporation.

The International Space Olympics has been held annually since 1992 in the last ten days of October. During that time, almost four thousand schoolchildren from Russia, UK, Australia, Greece, Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Israel, Sweden, China and USA have taken part in it. Its main objectives are to get high school students interested in professional careers in space industry, and to identify the most gifted children who are to receive further support of their talents.

The ISO final results will be announced on October 25.

 

 

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