Space Shuttle EndeavErr on its Public Engagement Mission

Masks This news blog reports Space Shuttle EndeavErr's Public Engagement mission. This captures the engagement generated by our competition and related activities (where engagement activities = km). The launch date was 15th October 2013, and the mission came to an end on 6th January 2014. We didn't know where we would get, people engaged, we were propelled forward, and it was a success! Read more below...

October 14, 2013 - Just 1 day to go! EndeavErr – inspiring and unlocking our imagination


October 15, 2013 - We have LIFT OFF!

We have a launch for EndeavErr! Expanding our human error knowledge and expanding our resilient lives, in space…

October 17, 2013 - Comms up and running

We’re pleased to announce that the communications are up and running, and the first few words have been heard from @EndeavErr:

Girl: “I can hear the engines burning! Here we gooooo…..!”

Monkey: “I’m going to be sick. I’m going to be sick. I’m going to be sick.”

October 22, 2013 - 1st Week Flight Report: 30km Milestone Reached!

One week after the spectacular launch we’re able to bring you the first official update of Space Shuttle @EndeavErr‘s trajectory. We’ve had a flying start to the project, we have:
21 newly registered members
44 #errordiary posts
20 #rsdiary posts
8 new followers to @Errordiary
1 new follower for @RS_Diary
21 new followers for @ErrordiaryNews

Totalling all this up, and doing the conversions into Public Engagement Shuttle miles, then back again into metric units, we’ve reached a grand height of 33,100m.

It’d be good to go past the height of a weather balloon, which is about 40km (so I’ve read on Wikipedia) – who knew weather balloons even went that high?! To help propel EndeavErr we’ve created some posters/flyers to advertise the competition more widely, which can be found in the media section of the Discovery Zone. Remember there’s £900 to give away! If you haven’t registered an account on the website yet then get going: 1) you can’t win prizes without one; and 2) it propels the shuttle an extra kilometre every time someone registers!!

November 5, 2013 - 3rd Week Flight Report: 49km Reached!

Three weeks after the launch we’re please to announce that Space Shuttle @EndeavErr has got 49km!! How so? You ask. Well:

31 newly registered members
83 #errordiary posts
31 #rsdiary posts
10 new followers to @Errordiary
3 new followers for @RS_Diary 
26 new followers for @ErrordiaryNews

Totalling all this up, we’ve reached a grand height of 49,000m. That’s nearly 50km!! It’s been a good couple of weeks – keep posting those errors, resilience strategies and get your friends and family to register to the site and help propel the rocket too! For research, teaching, engagement, the competition prize money, and beyond!!