Space Boot Camp
Space Boot Camp is an initiative of the International Space Centre at the University of Western Australia.
Exploring space has become an integral part of Australia’s economy and a symbol of human innovation. Through the International Space Centre (ISC) , UWA is harnessing world-leading space research capability and building partnerships that will contribute to the ongoing growth of Australia’s space industry.
Space Boot Camp is designed for high school students who are passionate about a career in space exploration and research. Cadets learn about space plant biology, law, rocketry and propulsion and lunar habitats. They are supported by experts who have worked at NASA and continue to be involved in frontier space research. They even have the opportunity to launch their own rockets with the UWA Aerospace Club.
“It’s the perfect time for kids to think about a career in WA’s space sector, as our local space industry is quickly expanding its capabilities while witnessing a world-wide boom of exciting space missions.”
The Fogarty Foundation supported 20 students from Fogarty EDvance schools at the 2022 Space Boot Camp, held from 27 to 29 September at the International Space Centre, UWA.