We have a liftoff!

The kids are holding up the globe.

The first week of the European tour of the SPACE Consortium pilot programme is already behind us and it was a blast! During the first week of the tour we stopped in a handful of cities in Hungary: Budapest, Hernádnémeti, Hódmezővásárhely and Zánka. More than 800 school children and their teachers experienced the “Overview Effect” over the course of the past week — more than 260 on the first two days in Budapest alone!

Here, we collected some impressions of the first week of our European tour.

The SpaceBuzz rocket vehicle at the Hungarian border with the sign on the left, giving the direction to Budapest.
The SpaceBuzz at the Hungarian border.
The Mission Specialists Beau (left) and Larissa (right) are standing in front of the ladder into the SpaceBuzz and are ready to welcome the first kids in Budapest!
The Mission Specialists Beau (left) and Larissa (right) are ready to welcome the first kids in Budapest!

As a symbolic start and a nice energiser for their spaceflight experience, we gave the kids the challenge to hold up the globe as long as possible… and a great energiser it was!

The kids are literally holding up planet Earth!
The school kids in the SpaceBuzz with the VR goggles on during the spaceflight.
The kids with the VR goggles on during the spaceflight.
Preparing the kids in Hernádnémeti for their spaceflight experience.

Zánka at Lake Balaton was the last stop of the tour in Hungary and had some beautiful views in store for the team.

The SpaceBuzz in Zánka at Lake Balaton.

After a great start to a four-week-tour through Europe, the SpaceBuzz travels to South Tyrol in northern Italy, visiting the towns of Gais and Bruneck.

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The SPACE Consortium is a transnational collaboration of education professionals from France, Hungary, Italy and the Netherlands and is supported by Erasmus+.

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