Kimission is an experience-based and residence-type educational program of five days for high school students held at a frontline of cutting-edge space science research.
Making Your Own Space Mission (Kimission) is another program for high school students.
They team up and plan space missions from the ground up under the supervision of graduate students of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
The young mission planners spend five full days in JAXA Sagamihara campus, exploring their own ideas along with space.
Their missions are presented to the audience of JAXA professionals on the last day, and the teams have the option to develop their mission further and give presentation at the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of Japan.
Let's have a look at the Kimission week!
I have recognized what lacks in me and had an opportunity to consider what I should do to overcome it.
It was a good opportunity to ask many questions about earth science and consult about my future career.
The program gave me confidence to pronounce my opinions actively.
Heated discussions are to be continued...
The high school students who participated in the Kimission program also participate in the junior session at the Astronomical Society of Japan held in March with a brushed-up version of their mission presented at the final presentation.