Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, to Visit the National Space Centre

HRH The Princess Royal is to boldly go on a mission into space, well, the National Space Centre in Leicester.

Her Royal Highness is to visit the Centre to meet over 600 school children on educational days out to the Centre, as well as students participating in a Women in Science and Engineering workshop and attendees of a Women in Space networking event.

As part of a visit to Leicestershire, which will also see The Princess Royal attend events at Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Livestock Market Building in Melton Mowbray, the team at the National Space Centre have tried to create something unique and memorable for Her Royal Highness to see and do during her day.

The Princess Royal will firstly visit the Centre’s iconic Rocket Tower, where she will be introduced to women who work in the space sector. These women are looking at ways to mentor girls and young women, to help bolster numbers in the field and highlight the array of career and educational opportunities available within the growing industry.

Members of the party will then join school children participating in a rocket workshop, prior to a tour of artefacts from UK Astronauts, Tim Peake and Helen Sharman, with the Centre’s Curator.

The visit will culminate with The Princess Royal talking to students in the National Space Academy Science Lab, who will be participating in a Women in Science Engineering masterclass.

Malika Andress, Head of Marketing at the National Space Centre said; “We are delighted that The Princess Royal has accepted our invitation to visit the National Space Centre. We hope to showcase a real array of workshops, masterclasses and educational facilities during her time with us. Her patronage of organisations dedicated to science and engineering has made a real difference, so we hope she not only enjoys her visit, but can also see the educational impact the Centre is making within the UK.”