Space Olympics-2002 Itinerary


 

Sponsors wanted

International Space Olympics 2002

to be held in Korolev, Moscow Region, October 16-26, 2002
Don't miss this chance to be involved in such an opportunity


 

This is the 9th international competition attracting teams from Russia, the USA, Greece and the United Kingdom. The Russian Space Exploration Program is truly an exciting opportunity to expose our youth to put their brains against the brightest, highly motivated young Scientists and Engineers but we need sponsorship from a generous business to make it perfect. We hope that the following page will provide enough information to spark your interest in sponsoring this event.

The purpose of the Annual International Space Olympics is to stimulate students to develop their critical and creative thinking skills and to increase their knowledge of Space Exploration.

During the 10 day competition students will:
- Present their own technical, economic and social projects. Any subject matter connected with the field of Space Exploration may be used;
- Take part in competitions involving physics, mathematics and computer science;
- Meet Russian cosmonauts and space industry specialists;
- Visit
Mission Control Center, speak live and ask their questions directly to cosmonauts on the space station;
- Visit Star City and Space
Museum, see firsthand many of space objects including Gagarin's capsule and the 1st Sputnik, go inside the space station and spacecrafts models;
- Undertake a cultural program of visits to Moscow Kremlin, cathedrals, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Circus;
- Visit Korolev schools, meet local students to learn about their culture and lifestyle.

The competition will be judged by leading Russian scientists. The students whose presentations are chosen as winners will receive special prizes and will have their projects published in science journals. 

Please, help us go on this unique opportunity and make young people interested in significant recent developments of the Space Exploration Program.


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The city of Korolev is situated approximately 6 km north east of Moscow. Until recently, it was known as Kalinigrad and for many years it has been the centre of the Russian Space Industry. It has a population of 162,000 people and lying so close to Moscow, shares much cultural activity with the capital. In 1998 the city was renamed in honour of S. P. Korolev, an Engineer and father of the space industry. One of the principal enterprises of the city is the Energiya Rocket Space Corporation, who design and manufacture much of the hardware involved in space exploration. Together with Mission Control Centre, the Foreign Relations Department and Education Department of the city, they have for five years hosted the International Space Olympics, a competition for 14 to 18 year old students. The competitors are predominantly from the Moscow Region and abroad, and number around 150. The objective of the event is to raise the profile of the Russian Space Industry, and the potential recruitment of future staff from the competitors, most of whom represent the elite of our educational system. The International Space Olympics will help to further international links and may also motivate other students to embark upon study and careers in Science & Engineering. This is a life-time opportunity for students who will be seeing aspects of Russia's efforts to get into space.

You are invited to become a part of this exciting program. We extend our sincere thanks for your consideration.
Your company will be widely advertised on the local TV and in newspapers.

If your business would be interested in sponsoring the Space Olympics project, please, contact Mr. Alexander Martynov, Head of Foreign Relations Department, Administration of Korolev, tel.: 7-095-516-05-08, fax: 7-095-913-51-02, e-mail: alex@spacedu.org


 

Regulations:

1. The main goal of the International Space Olympics is to stimulate outstanding students to develop their critical and creative thinking and to develop their personal knowledge in the field of space.
2. The Space Olympics will be held from the 16th to the 26th October, 2002 in the city of Korolev, Moscow Region.

Procedure:

1. Students with high academic achievements (14-17 years old) are invited to participate in the Space Olympics.
2. During this competition students will:
Present their own technical, economic and social projects. Any subject matter connected with the field of Space Exploration may be used;
Take part in competitions involving physics, mathematics and computer science;
- meet Russian cosmonauts and space industry specialists;
- visit
Mission Control Center, speak live and ask their questions directly to cosmonauts on the space station;
- visit Star City and Space
Museum, see firsthand many of space objects including Gagarin's capsule and the 1st Sputnik, go inside the space station and spacecrafts models;
- undertake a cultural program of visits to Moscow Kremlin, cathedrals, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Circus
- visit Korolev schools, meet local students to learn about their culture and lifestyle.
3. The students are to present their technical, economic and social projects in applied computer programs in any field connected with any aspect of space exploration.
4. The first round includes the presentations of students' projects. The second round includes tasks on physics, mathematics and computer science. These tasks are selected by students choice.
5. In the both rounds students can use IBM PC, Macintosh.
6. The best students presentations will be published in science journals.
7. The Space Olympics winners will be awarded by special prizes.
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International Space Olympics 2002
Preliminary Itinerary

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October 16

arrival 
18.00 - accommodation at the hotel
19.00 - dinner


October 17

8.30 – breakfast
9.00 – departure to Moscow
10.00-14.00 – Moscow sightseeing tour
15.00-16.00 - lunch
16.00-17.00 – return to the hotel 
18.00 - dinner
19.00-21.00 – friendship party


October 18

9.00 - Breakfast
10.00-12.00 – visiting Mission Control Center
13.30-14.00 - Lunch
14.00-16.00 – preparing for the Opening Ceremony of Space Olympics
17.00-19.00 – Opening ceremony of Space Olympics 
19.30 - Dinner
20.00-21.30 – Disco at the hotel



October 19

The day with the host family
 9.00 – departure to Moscow
10.00-13.00 – excursion to the Kremlin
14.00 – return to the family

The rest of the day with the host family



October 20

The day with the host family



October 21

7.30-8.00 - Breakfast
9.00-12.00 - The first round of the students' presentations
12.30-14.00 - Lunch
14.00-17.00 – The second round of the students' presentations
17.45 – departure to Moscow
19.00-21.30 – visiting Bolshoi Theater, ballet 
22.15 - dinner



October 22

7.30-8.00 - Breakfast
9.00-12.00 - International Space Olympics (math competition)
13.00-14.00 - Lunch
14.30-17.00 – preparing for Friendship Party 
17.30-18.00 – Dinner
18.00-21.00-Friendship Party 



October 23

7.30-8.00 - Breakfast
 9.00-13.30 – Computer science competition
13.00-14.00 - Lunch
14.00-17.00 – visiting the Museum of Energyia Rocket Space Corporation
17.00 – departure to Moscow
19.00-21.00 – Moscow circus
22.00 - dinner



October 24

7.30-8.00 - Breakfast
 9.00-13.00 - Physics competition
13.00-14.00 - Lunch
14.00- departure to Moscow
15.00-18.00 - visiting Tretyakov Art Gallery
20.00 – Dinner
20.30-21.30 – free time



October 25

 9.00 - Breakfast
10.00-13.00 – Excursion to the Star City (Cosmonauts Training Centre) 
13.00-14.00 - Lunch
15.00-17.00 – rewarding the winners of Space Olympics 
18.00-19.00 - Dinner
19.00-21.00 – Farewell Disco



October 26

Free time
Izmaylovo Crafts Market & Fair
Departure of the Olympics participants 



October 27

Departure of the Olympics participants 
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