13 July 2023
RM Technology and SaxaVord Spaceport partner to deliver UK’s first virtual Starflight Academy at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed
London, U.K. July 13, 2023: RM Technology, the UK’s leading Edtech solutions and strategies provider, and SaxaVord Spaceport, the UK’s first vertical satellite launch facility and ground station located on Unst, Shetland, have partnered to form Starflight Academy – a space STEAM initiative. Co-created with leading NASA astronaut teacher Mike Mongo, the programme will be unveiled by the space educator at the Goodwood Festival of Speed - Future Lab innovation pavilion (July 13th-16th 2023).
Starflight Academy will offer children and adults an opportunity to delve into the world of space exploration. During the four-day event, the STEAM initiative will bring the excitement of space exploration to the classroom with interactive virtual classroom sessions taking place from Durham to Somerset. The initiative offers access to content tailored to 21st century learning pathways.
The academy’s launch comes as new data reveals the UK space sector contributed £7bn to the UK economy last year. RM Technology and SaxaVord Spaceport, located on the most northerly inhabited island in the UK, expect the programme to help younger generations gain unique insights into space exploration and future missions.