ESA is searching for students interested to participate in the “Fly a Rocket” Programme

on 13 October 2016

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian students enrolled in bachelor studies (first and second year) and interested in the space field to be part of the “Fly a Rocket” project, launched by the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA’s Education Office is searching for 20 students to follow an online course on rocketry. After the completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in the launching campaign of a rocket, which is set to take place in Norway, at the Andoya Space Center.

“Fly a Rocket” is a pilot-programme of the ESA Academy dedicated to students, with the collaboration of the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM) and the Norwegian Space Centre (Norsk Romsenter).

The class will take place between November 2016 – February 2017, in a flexible manner, which will allow the students to organise the online course in accordance with the classes they already are enrolled in.

The programme does not only address to students enrolled in classes included in the traditional fields associated with the space industry, but also to those studying other fields, such as media, education or management.

The programme is addressed to students who cannot enroll in other courses provided by ESA’s Education Office, such as the CanSat competitions or the REXUS/BEXUS programme, which are set up for other age categories.

To enroll in the “Fly a Rocket” programme, students have to select a field in which they want to be involved during the launch campaign. During the classes, the students can meet in the online environment, while the real-life meeting will take place in March or April 2017, when the students will meet to prepare the launch. The process will be supervised by the Andoya Space Center’s personnel.

The applicants are invited to sign up on the ESA’s Education Office project portal. Further on, they will have to download the application form, but also to study the application guidelines, as well as the list of available students’ roles.

The deadline to register is 23 October 2016 and those who want to receive further details can contact flyarocket at

The selected students will receive a full bursary covering travel and accommodation expenses, as well as other associated costs.

For more details, please visit this webpage

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