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Hello Team Leaders,
Wow! We had such a brilliant time talking to NASA Astronaut Suni Williams on Friday. What a fantastic way to finish our live Mission Broadcasts. You can still catch up on the interview on our YouTube channel (watch here).
Now, we’re ironing our uniforms and pinning on our badges, as it’s nearly time for the official Astro Science Challenge: LIVE! Graduation. We hope you and your Cadets will be joining us on our YouTube channel this coming Thursday, 18th June, at 2pm to celebrate all the hard work that Cadets and Team Leaders alike have put into our space learning adventure.
Jon Spooner, our Director of Human Spaceflight Operations, will be leading the ceremony from The Space Shed, and we would love you to be part of it, at home with your Cadets. We’ve put together a checklist of how to get involved, whether you’ve completed all of the Missions or are still part way through the journey.
If you haven’t awarded all of the badges by Thursday, don’t worry and keep going! * We still want you to get involved in the celebrations. That’s why there’s a special Merit certificate, for Cadets who are working hard at becoming Agents of UNSA, but aren’t quite there yet.
- Download Graduation or Merit certificates (download here), print and add your Cadet’s name. If you have time, you can roll them (like university graduation scrolls) and tie them with a bit of ribbon.
- Put together a list of your Cadet’s ‘special achievements’ during the adventure, so you can read them out when they receive their certificate.
- Prepare your Cadet’s Graduation outfit - this could be an official UNSA uniform, your own homemade spacesuit or anything else your Cadet feels happy and comfortable wearing for the special occasion. We’d recommend having a dress rehearsal early this week if you can, and if you do - please send us a photo of your Cadet in their outfit, as we’ll feature some in the Graduation Broadcast.
- With all of the above ready, join us live on our YouTube channel at 2pm (BST) on Thursday for celebrations, secret surprises and a very special commencement address! We’ll also be continuing the virtual party on our Facebook page straight after Graduation, to say a final congratulations!
*We know that lots of you might have only just begun this adventure, or you might be completing the Missions at a different pace. Just like the rest of the Resources for The Astro Science Challenge, the Graduation ceremony and certificates will remain online, so you can hold your own ceremony whenever you’ve completed all the Missions.