ENGLISH LAKES, UK – Students from the Morecambe Bay Primary School have been learning about space for the past few weeks, with special thanks to the Morecambe Midland Hotel‘s mascot – Sam the dog.
Students working with Midland Hotel managers and SentIntoSpace.com came up with a giant helium balloon, GPS tracking equipments and a GoPro camera to attached to Sam. Students decorated Sam’s space craft and watched in excitement as he was sent off into space.
The data and images collected by Sam will be used for future lessons and materials. Sam’s data will not only make these students more interested in space, since they had a helping hand in it, it will help them learn more about gravity, the weather and technology.