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Spark Labs

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Insider Interview with Leon Vanstone, Director of Texas Rocket Engineering Lab at UT Austin - US vs UK education, Why Rockets are rubbish, and Behind the Scenes of Science

Thank you for tuning in to the third episode of Spark Labs! Spark Labs is an initiative led by Mind Spark International which strives to empower STEM learners around the world by giving them access to professional experiences and advice. Our third episode for Spark Labs includes a conversation with the current Director of TREL at UT Austin, Dr.Leon Vansone. Leon has a passion for creating a better tomorrow in the world of space travel and spreading the truth about the effects of science communication. Tune in as we discuss the difference between US and UK education, why rockets aren't all that they seem, and how science communication affects the public's opinion on science!

Here's Leon's website if you'd like to learn more:


0:00 - Introductions

0:35 - Why Aerospace?

3:10 - Ever considered quitting?

6:50 - How to succeed in Aerospace

9:50 - UK vs American education

17:50 - P.h.D research

24:25 - Rockets are rubbish to get into space

32:10 - Will everyone get to go to space?

45:15 - Behind the scenes in science communications

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