Scitech’s Planet Pioneers set to excite young space cadets


Scitech chief executive Deb Hancock with Sol Mezger, Kado Mezger and Nate Mezger. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d476055
Scitech chief executive Deb Hancock with Sol Mezger, Kado Mezger and Nate Mezger. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d476055

BUDDING astronauts and space explorers can get a taste of space with Scitech exhibition Planet Pioneers until 2018 before it heads overseas.

The school holiday exhibition features 17 hands-on exhibits including driving a 4-D Surface Exploration Vehicle, flying a virtual drone to solve environmental issues and experiencing G-Force in the spinning capsule in a bid to colonise a planet.

Before arriving at the planet, participants will need to pack the right equipment for the voyage, curate the perfect crew and learn about the surrounding planets in the solar system.

Once landed, challenge yourself to find sources of water and oxygen, grow food in the foreign atmosphere and build shelter to survive the elements.

The Scitech-built exhibition will remain in Perth for six months before blasting off to NASA’s Space Centre in Houston in April next year.

Scitech chief executive Deb Hancock said she was “thrilled” the exhibition will go to NASA.

“Having recently won an international Business Practice Award for our travelling exhibitions, Scitech is at the forefront of STEM education on a global scale and we are proud that Planet Pioneers will continue to build on this legacy,” she said.,

Visit scitech.org.au for more information.