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Guyanese students witness launch of space rocket

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 6.32.32 PMWhat the Guyanese science students were able to witness was the last of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ATV project, with the launch of ATV- 5 on Tuesday, July 29 en route to the International Space Station

The rocket lifted off just before midnight Tuesday, and carried a number of spare parts for the ISS, along with ration and oxygen for the crew on board the ISS.

The trip to French Guiana was planned and organized by the Ministry of Public Works and Communication, and facilitated by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. Top performing students of the Ministry of Education’s National Science and Technology Fair 2014 across the respective regions were selected to be part of this momentous event.

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