Space Olympics-2002 Itinerary
International Space Olympics 2002
to be held in Korolev, Moscow Region, October 16-26,
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:
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.
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
If your business would be interested in sponsoring the Space Olympics project, please, contact Mr. Alexander Martynov
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.
1. Students with high
academic achievements (14-17 years old) are invited to participate in the
with the host family
The rest of the day with the host family
The day with the host family
of the Olympics participants