My name is Redmond and I am a Student Ambassador for the One Giant Leap Australia Foundation. They assisted me in gaining a grant that enabled me to attend their 2017 Space Camp Tour. The tour was an excellent aerospace, engineering and science experience, which was 100 times better than anything I had ever imagined! It was indeed awe-inspiring and an epic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
I first heard about Space Camp from my maths and science teacher. She asked me after class if I wanted to apply for Space Camp USA where I made it very clear that I really wanted to go. I was pumped about this opportunity and I, along with everyone from my friends to my family, all thought it was just a pipe dream. It quickly faded into the back of everyone’s mind. However, to everyone’s surprise, my Mum received a phone call in July asserting that I had been granted a scholarship and it was amazing. She came to school crying and she was proud as punch as was I. This opportunity was afforded to me by the countless hours of work that my family, teachers, community and the One Giant Leap Australia Foundation have invested into me. Their efforts are truly mind-blowing, awe-inspiring and have single-handedly changed my world views and solidified my purpose in life. I am truly grateful to everyone who had a hand in my attendance, for the adventure has truly changed my life.
We were lucky enough to spend four whole days in Los Angeles, California. We went to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Northrop Grumman, California Science Centre and a handful of truly mesmerising side quests like visiting an LA-based cardboard artist who works on projects for Disney and other clients. The we went to Space Camp.