A future in technology

Zero Gravity: STEM Program and Centre Director, Matt Scott undertakes training as part of his Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Shuttle mission. Photo:Supplied.
Zero Gravity: STEM Program and Centre Director, Matt Scott undertakes training as part of his Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Shuttle mission. Photo:Supplied.

Since 1967, Canobolas Rural Technology High School has lived by it’s motto “Every Student, Every Opportunity, Every Day”. The school focuses on use of technology and encourages students to strive for excellence.

Ready for launch: Mr Scott with students Mark Selmes & Ella Draper.

Ready for launch: Mr Scott with students Mark Selmes & Ella Draper.

STEM Program and Centre Director, Matt Scott, recently participated in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Shuttle mission as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station (ISS). His roles included conducting medical checks, assembling a radio antenna while wearing a space suit and being harnessed into to simulated manned-manoeuvring suit, or rocket pack, which was able to move through five axis. Matt also had to correct errors with the oxygen and carbon dioxide systems on the ISS, and said collaboration, communication and problem solving were essential to the overall success of the mission.

Suit Up: Simple tasks in a space suit can be difficult so something complicated like assembling a radio antenna can cause all sorts of issues. Photo: Supplied.

Suit Up: Simple tasks in a space suit can be difficult so something complicated like assembling a radio antenna can cause all sorts of issues. Photo: Supplied.

Mission Success: Matt Scott said that effective collaboration, communication and problem solving were essential to the overall success of the mission. Photo: Supplied.

Mission Success: Matt Scott said that effective collaboration, communication and problem solving were essential to the overall success of the mission. Photo: Supplied.

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Check One Two: Medical checks are an essential part of any space mission.

Check One Two: Medical checks are an essential part of any space mission.