Kolkata: Science City in collaboration with Chabot Space & Science Centre, California, USA, launched a prestigious project entitled “Hacking Space: A Student Partnership to Sustain Life on Earth”. Through this project they will explore cultural and environmental impacts and identify innovations originally developed for space travel that could be put in practice here on Earth.
The project of Science City, Kolkata in partnership with Chabot Space & Science Centre, California, USA has been awarded the AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS 2015 MUSEUMS CONNECT GRANTS. Museums Connect Programmes allow students and citizens across the globe to delve into issues impacting their local communities and to work together to address some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. Over the course of the one year, youths selected by Science City, Kolkata from India and from Chabot Space & Science Centre will develop a series of demonstrations and activities exploring the solutions that space travel innovations offer for the environmental and sustainability challenges we face – here in Kolkata and in California. The work will be overseen by an advisory board made up of local experts in the fields of space exploration, sustainable development and engineering, and shall involve a number of guest lectures and field trips. The conclusion of the project will be a travel exchange in the spring and summer of 2016, sharing the work with the community in Kolkata and in Oakland, California, USA.