72ft Replica Space Rocket Has Landed In Hull’s City Centre This Weekend On Nationwide Tour

72ft Replica Space Rocket Has Landed In Hull’s City Centre This Weekend On Nationwide Tour

As part of a nationwide tour, a space rocket is scheduled to land in Hull. The event, known as “Space for Everyone,” organized by the UK Space Agency, will take place in Queen Victoria Square from Thursday, August 17th, to Monday, August 21st.

This unique tour aims to highlight the crucial role of space technology in enhancing life on Earth, all while emphasizing the diverse array of career possibilities within the rapidly expanding space industry. The centerpiece of this extraordinary venture will be a 72-foot replica of a rocket located in the heart of Hull city center.

Visitors will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the UK’s space endeavors and gain insights through hands-on experiences designed to ignite their imagination. An assembly of trained hosts and industry professionals will be readily available to provide further insights into the significance of satellites and the wide spectrum of careers that the UK space sector offers.

Councillor Rob Pritchard, who helps curate these culture and leisure experiences in the area, expressed his excitment, stating: “We are thrilled to welcome this rocket to the heart of our city. This experience allows the upcoming generation to gain a firsthand understanding of what it truly means to be part of the space industry.”

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“Hull is one of only 10 locations the Space for Everyone tour is visiting, and it’s highlighting the opportunities within the space industry for people of all backgrounds.“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get involved – but it could possibly lead to that!”

Ian Annett, Deputy CEO at the UK Space Agency, said: ”Our Space For Everyone tour is an exciting opportunity for our next generation to see first-hand what it is really like to work in the space sector and to learn about careers here in Yorkshire, which is already home to a thriving space industry.

“The space sector requires various skills – many not traditionally associated with it – and champions inclusivity and innovation.“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, as there are a host of skills and talents needed to bring space closer to our daily lives and improve our understanding of this critical part of the environment for the benefit of the planet and its people.”

It’s free for all with no prior booking needed.

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