21 March 2022
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Free registrations and participations open from 21 March to 15 May 2022

The second edition of the event created to spread aerospace culture in Italian schools is underway, which this year also opens up to secondary schools with a special focus on girls

“ Space Dream ” is back, the cultural initiative of CTNA (National Aerospace Technological Cluster) with Sapienza University of Rome which takes students from schools of all levels who dream of becoming astronauts, men and women, into space. pilots, engineers and on-board doctors of tomorrow and which for this second edition makes use of the scientific contribution of ASI , CNR , INAF , INGV and the collaboration of Treccani Scuola .

After the enthusiastic participation of 17,300 students and 784 classes in 2021, this year the initiative also opens up to upper secondary schools . Every teacher can already register their class for free until May 15th and participate in the initiative by sending their project related to aerospace culture , “missions” on different themes divided into 4 categories based on the school year: compiling educational posters where to play and draw on space themes, create inspirational totems about the future, visually imagine the landing on Mars, create space commercials. Many teaching materials, testimonials and insights are available to each registered class .

In addition to collaborating on an organizational level, Treccani Scuola has created and manages the new platform , www.ctna-spacedream.it , where classes can register, find the necessary materials and information and finally send their final papers. A qualified commission will choose the best two projects for each age group which will be awarded in June during an event that will take place in Rome.

The aim of this school activity is to introduce young people to aerospace culture, new technologies and new professions linked to this constantly expanding sector; This year too, the CTNA dedicates a special focus to girls and boys by appointing them as team leaders of each group , to make a significant contribution to gender equality by encouraging female participation in scientific subjects and space professions.

“After the great success of the first edition of Space Dream, we are starting again with new and interesting contents to allow students to delve deeper into space issues and encourage girls to discover the numerous opportunities that this sector offers with regard to their future. The response of teachers and students to the training initiatives we have dedicated to them has been exciting and for us knowing their vision and promoting their ideas is truly very stimulating, furthermore in this way the CTNA network of connections is enriched with new ones every time and precious elements of innovation ” – declares Cristina Leone , President of the National Aerospace Technological Cluster.

“Sapienza organizes Space Dream with the CTNA, contributing with groups of researchers from different faculties to the training of new generations of innovators – declares Chiara Petrioli , vice-rector of the Development of entrepreneurial culture for the strengthening of the third mission  . We trust