The students of GIIS Tokyo, Grades 2 to 12, participated in a thrilling field trip to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Since its formation, JAXA has built a module, Kibo (launched in 2008), for the International Space Station, sent a probe named Kaguya (established in 2007) to study the Moon and returned material from the asteroid belt to Earth (in 2010) on board the Hayabusa probe.
The students had the fantastic opportunity to explore space closely and take in all the marvels that Outer Space has to offer.
The field trip was also accessible to students who graduated in the 2022 to 2023 batch, they were allowed to join the field trip, because of their deep interest in aerospace, and this educational journey was quite impactful.
Observing the Marine Observation Satellite I, the space suit, and the lunar rover 1995 test model, up close was an exciting experience. The students also felt that visiting the science exhibit and fully understanding the work behind the models was a once-in-a-lifetime experience because it inspired them greatly and taught them that their imagination has no limits.
GIIS Tokyo Communications