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«SPACE LESSON» AT TSPU

On the last Saturday the unique project «Space lesson» organized and developed on the initiative of TSPU took place at the TSPU scientific library. This time the event has gained an all-Russian status: apart from Tomsk students the educational program was also available for students of «Sirius» educational center (Sochi).

The summer season of «Space lesson» was dedicated to research in open space conditions. The lesson was developed by the pedagogical staff of Tomsk State Pedagogical University with the support by the Tomsk Oblast Administration, the State Corporation "ROSKOSMOS", the Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences, "Tomsk" broadcasting company, the Institute of Physics and Strength of Materials Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, were traditionally involved in the development of the lesson program.

The head of the Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin held an opening speech: «A very interesting topic was picked for the today’s lesson. The International Space Station is a super laboratory. Cosmonauts are not only travelers, but also scientists. And we all have to help them ... When you grow up, you too can participate in the scientific work that takes place in space»

During the third «Space lesson» the children traditionally went on the air the cosmonauts. The commander of the Russian crew of the International Space Station (ISS) Fyodor Yurchikhin told the children about scientific work in space; the participants of the Lesson presented the projects of the greenhouse and the flying drone for planet research.