Jedd scoops NASA design award

A WOKING boy with a vision for the future is reaching for the stars after winning a national competition to design a spacecraft for NASA.

Jedd Fiander, 9, triumphed in this year’s Generation Beyond Challenge, winning an iPad and science magazine subscription for himself, plus a £5000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) grant for his school, Barrow Hill in Witley.

The challenge was launched to schools last year as part of a new STEM education programme to inspire the next generation of astronauts. Children were asked to stretch their imagination by designing a habitation module for Orion, the NASA spacecraft which will take the first crew to Mars in the 2030s.

National space challenge winner Jedd Flander

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