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...

November 24, 2013 - 6th Week Flight Report! Approaching 100km!!

Six weeks after the launch and we can’t believe the progress that we’ve made – many many thanks to all those that have taken part and contributed. Space Shuttle @EndeavErr is not far off 100km!! Here’s how it breaks down:

66 newly registered members
181 #errordiary posts
52 #rsdiary posts
20 new followers to @Errordiary
7 new followers for @RS_Diary 
36 new followers for @ErrordiaryNews

Totalling all this up, we’ve reached a grand height of 98,300m. That’s nearly a jaw dropping 100km!! Please keep posting those errors, resilience strategies and get your friends and family to register to the site and help propel the rocket further! Remember it’s for research, teaching, engagement, the competition prize money, and beyond!!

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December 19, 2013 - 10th Week Flight Report – 117km

10 weeks after the launch, approaching Christmas, and only a few weeks left! Space Shuttle @EndeavErr is at 117km!! Here’s how it breaks down:

73 newly registered members
263 #errordiary posts
77 #rsdiary posts
31 new followers to @Errordiary
8 new followers for @RS_Diary 
39 new followers for @ErrordiaryNews

Totalling all this up, we’ve reached a grand height of 117,500m. That’s past 100km, which we’re really really pleased with!! Please keep posting those errors, resilience strategies and get your friends and family to register to the site and help propel the rocket further! Remember it’s for research, teaching, engagement, the competition prize money, and beyond!!

Have an Error Free Christmas! But if you do overdo the sprouts, forget to buy a present for Uncle John, or mis-label a present, you know where you can share it :)


December 30, 2013 - 11th Week Flight Report – Just one week left!

11 weeks after the launch, with Christmas behind us, and only one week left! Space Shuttle @EndeavErr is at 124km!! Here’s how it breaks down:

76 newly registered members
290 #errordiary posts
85 #rsdiary posts
32 new followers to @Errordiary
8 new followers for @RS_Diary 
39 new followers for @ErrordiaryNews


January 7, 2014 - 12th Week Flight Report – The end of the competition.

12 weeks after the launch we’ve reached the end of the competition. Thanks to everyone that has contributed! With your help Space Shuttle @EndeavErr has reached 126km!! Here’s how it breaks down – since the start of the competition we have gained:

76 newly registered members
304 #errordiary posts
90 #rsdiary posts
32 new followers to @Errordiary
9 new followers for @RS_Diary 
39 new followers for @ErrordiaryNews

Before the competition started we outlined what distances would constitute success and failure for the project. You might be pleased to know that we reached the Themosphere, which was a Success (in-between Great and Fantastic).

Thank-you for all your engagement. To finish this part of the project we will be running a follow-up survey and some focus groups in the near future – we will share our research results on Errordiary. Please register and continue to be involved. One of the engagement activities we have for 2014 includes a Student Game Design Competition – to inform people about error – the fruits of which will be featured on Errordiary’s Discovery Zone.

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