European Space Agency visit The Glades Shopping Centre for Kids On The Moon exhibition

PUBLISHED: 11:21 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:21 11 August 2017

Bethany Downer answers question from exhibition-goers

Bethany Downer answers question from exhibition-goers


Young visitors attended a question and answer session with a member of the ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) visit Bromley’s The Glades Shopping Centre this week for a question and answer session with young people.

Bethany Downer from the ESA communication departmnent, who spent a day sharing stories about the organisation’s space activities and answering questions from event-goers and centre visitors.

Ms Downer’s visit was part of a Kids On The Moon exhibition that the shopping centre are hosting.

The recent graduate from the International Space University, said: “The Kids On The Moon exhibition attracted wonder and excitement from both children and parents alike. Everything from the telescope model to the astronaut suits kept the chlidren entertained and ready to learn.

“Initiatives like this help inspire the future generation of space industry leaders, scientists and astronauts.”

Kate Miller, general manager of The Glade, said: “It was an honour for us to welcome Bethany and to offer our visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak directly with one of the world’s leading space exploration authorities.”

The event saw space enthusiasts aged six to 10 years ‘boarding’ a shuttle for an interactive experience learning about the history of space travel.

They also heard from Ms Downer about the ESA’s programme of activities on the exploration of the universe, solar system and Earth, as well as anecdotes about the organisation’s very own astronaut, Tim Peake.

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