July 19, 2019
International Youth Scientific School «Space Development: Theory and Practice» 2019 was held at BMSTU
The International Youth Scientific School “Space Development: Theory and Practice” is an annual project which has been realized at Bauman Moscow State Technical University since 1995. The School is organized under the direction and with the support of the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos.
This year it opened on July 8. The School gathered students from 16 countries: Armenia, Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.
More than 150 participants have been working under the multidisciplinary collective technical project for two weeks. Their purpose was to plan the development of a Mars exploration transport system using a manned base on the Phobos satellite. Also the students have attended lessons learning how to build model rockets.
The basic part of the School was supplemented by lectures from the space sector scientists and specialists, panel discussions and meetings with Russian astronauts (Oleg Artemyev, Aleksandr Aleksandrov, Sergei Krikalev, Aleksandr Lazutkin) and space explorers, visits to the leading space industry enterprises and a Moscow city tour.
The participants were invited to S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Research & Development Production Enterprise Zvezda, Lavochkin Research and Production Association, Mission Control Center (TsUP) in Korolev. At Mission Control Center they have even had a communication session with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS). The educational and cultural program included visiting the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the historical center of Moscow, the Museum of Cosmonautics, VDNKh, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and going on a boat tour along the Moskva River.
The students presented their works on July 19. The jury highly assessed the collective project and mentioned that some of the students’ ideas may be used in Mars exploration. The model rockets the participants had made also were launched on the final day of the School and became a symbol of the teamwork in space research.