A space Rocket is to Land in Hull!

The UK Space Agency’s Space for Everyone event will be in Queen Victoria Square from Thurs 17-Mon 21 August.

The tour will showcase the role of space in improving life on Earth, while highlighting the diverse and varied career paths open to young people looking to enter the fast-growing space industry.

The out-of-this-world adventure will see a 72 foot replica rocket in Hull city centre, where visitors can learn more about how the UK is launching into space, with hands-on experiences to engage and fire up the imagination.

Trained hosts and industry experts will be on hand to share more about the role of satellites and the varied careers available in the UK space sector.

Porfolio holder for Culture and Leisure Councillor Rob Pritchard said: “We’re delighted to welcome the rocket to the city centre, allowing the next generation to see first-hand what it’s really like to work in the space sector.

“Hull is one of only 10 locations the Space for Everyone tour is visiting, and it’s highlighting the opportunities within the space industry for people of all backgrounds.

“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get involved – but it could possibly lead to that!”

The roadshow is free and open to all ages, with no prior booking required.

Opening hours are:

Thursday 17 Aug: 0900 – 1700

Friday 18 Aug: 0900 – 1700

Saturday 19 Aug: 0900 – 1700

Sunday 20 Aug: 1000 – 1600

Monday 21 Aug: 0900 – 1500


For more information visit Rocket Tour – I’m a Space Person