Meet the Rocket Scientist – Sam Phillips

Sunday, February 7

Last Sunday we were delighted to meet Sam Phillips, who shared what it’s like to work on rockets and ionocraft and answered the key question – how hard is rocket science anyway? (easier than you think!).

Sam grew up at Mosaic and is an engineering student at UC Berkeley, California.  He is Business team lead and deputy propulsion team lead for STAR – UC Berkeley’s Space Technologies and Rocketry team.

If you were unfortunate to miss Sam’s talk, you can view the recording here.

For the children (including those who are young at heart) you can download the instructions and templates to make your own ‘straw rocket’ below:

straw rocket flyer

straw rocket sheet

If you are a year 9 to 12 student and would like to find out more then contact us and we’ll put you in touch with Sam and the STAR team to join one of their upcoming outreach events.