SURREY’S Princess Margaret Secondary School’s students will go boldly where they have been three times before – to the finals of an international space competition.
However, in a change from previous years, Princess Margaret’s NASA Club will be heading to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, instead of the Lynden B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, for International Space Settlement Design Competition.
The competition required the students to design a fully functioning city in space for thousands of people. The NASA Club design took into consideration all aspects of life, including housing, health, education, recreation, nutrition, technology and employment for residents.
The students used their own time to put together the 45-page proposal. It will be the fourth time in four years a Princess Margaret team was chosen to be among those selected worldwide to participate in the competition finals.
“We are still the only Canadian team to ever have been invited as finalists in the competition,” said Neder Dhillon, Principal of Princess Margaret Secondary.
“Our students are looking to travel to Florida, where they will be placed on a team with other finalists from around the world. What a learning experience!”