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Research into the Impact of Spaceflight on Engagement with STEM subjects: the RISES project

Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission in late 2015 sees him become the first British astronaut to go to the International Space Station. Researchers in UYSEG are investigating if human spaceflight inspires school students to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. The team is led by Judith Bennett and includes leading space scientist and The Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. The three-year project is funded by the Economic and Social research Council (ESRC) and the National Space Agency.

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