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Students heading for space school

L-r: Jowi Szetu, Ciara Sowerby, Will Farrant

ManSat scholarships for trio

Three Isle of Man students are heading to NASA after winning this year’s ManSat scholarships.

Ciara Sowerby from Ballakermeen High School, Jowi Szetu from Castle Rushen High School, and Will Farrant from Ramsey Grammar School will fly to the US later this month to attend the United Space School in Houston, Texas..

They'll spend two weeks working with fellow students from more than 20 countries on planning a simulated manned mission to Mars, with support from NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists.

Manx satellite firm the ManSat Group has awarded the Space School scholarships each year since 2000, in cooperation with the Department of Education and Children.

In total, 33 Manx students have attended space school since then.

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