Congratulations to Lower Sixth Form students Simran Goel, Lucas Rebato, Josh Binns, Dara Adepoju, Liam Christian and William Lewis – who formed Team Antheia and have been selected to go through to the next round in a high profile competition run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – NASA Space Apps Challenge 2021.

This is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders and technologists, whereby teams engage NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems.

All Global Nominees will be reviewed by a team of expert judges from NASA and other agencies. Their votes will determine the top teams, the Global Finalists, who be announced via Space Apps social media and on the Space Apps website.

Student, Liam Christian, explains: “We chose to design a deployable crop production system that could support the nutritional requirements of a crew of four to six on a transit mission to Mars and back to Earth. We had 48 hours to design, prototype, and explain how our terrarium would function. It was an amazing insight into what scientists and researchers go through to design a product.”

Team Antheia’s submission can be found here.

We wish them luck in the next round!

“With their viable food system app for long-duration exploration missions, our team were the only one of two teams that got through from the London, South East of England region with 360+ teams selected globally.”

Mr El Moudden, Computer Science Teacher

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