CaNoRock – A once in a lifetime oppurtunity

We had a talk with some of the participating students at the 15th CaNoRock camp at Andøya Space Center. Watch the video in the article. We also had a chat with one of the lecturers which was a participant at the very first CaNoRock camp, now working as a professional in the space industry.

  • The CaNoRock XV students (Foto: NAROM)
  • Students taking the role at CaNoRock XV
  • Students taking the role at CaNoRock XV (Foto: NAROM)
  • The CaNoRock XV rocket on the launcher (Foto: NAROM)
  • The CaNoRock XV rocket on the launcher (Foto: NAROM)
  • The CaNoRock XV students (Foto: NAROM)
  • Students taking the role at CaNoRock XV (Foto: NAROM)

The Canada-Norway Student Sounding Rocket (CaNoRock) exchange program is a partnership between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan, the University of Oslo, University of Tromsø, Andøya Space Center and NAROM in Norway. The University of Bergen and University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Norway are currently working to be included in the program, which you can read more about here.

International students working together

A once in a lifetime oppurtunity for me! These are the words used by an American student at CaNoRock 15. At this camp, there were two students from the University of Iowa for the first time participating with students from Norway and Canada. 19 students in totalt worked together as a group to prepare, build, simulate and launch their very own student rocket from Andøya Space Center.

We talked to some of the students to have them explain in their own words what CaNoRock means to them:

One the lecturers at the CaNoRock XV was David Miles, was actually himself a participant at the very first CaNoRock camp back in 2009.

Interview with a former student

We sat down with him to talk about CaNoRock, the space industry and his journey from being a student to now working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. David also brought with him a couple of students from Iowa to this camp. Wath the full video interview here:

In addition to David Miles, we also had a chat with Associate Professor Ketil Røed from the University of Oslo about a variety of topics. We asked him about transferring skills between disiplines, his journey from student life into the space industry and what todays students should know about choosing a space career. See the video interview below: