Sue Nelson An award winning radio producer,
science journalist and former BBC TV science/environment correspondent.
She is also the author of – Wally Funk’s Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer.
CELEBRATING WALLY FUNK’S UPCOMING BLUE ORIGIN SPACEFLIGHT! Along with Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder), Wally will fly on board a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, which is set for launch in West Texas on 20th July 2021.
The MajorTim.space 2021 – 2022 Young Ambassadors battled it out for The Great STEMsational Bake off Champion title by baking and designing exceptionally STEMtastic cakes!
The competition was judged by Andrew Smyth –
Finalist of The Great British Bake Off in 2016.
He works at Rolls-Royce – researching Future Aircraft Concepts.
The Awards Ceremony event was hosted by our CEO/founder, Amelia Jane Piper. During the event each Young Ambassador presented their recipe and STEM cake design to Andrew Smyth (judge) – later on Abi Paine from The Wildlife Trusts delivered a fascinating talk.
1st Place – The Great STEMsational Bake off Champion
Tom Jones – Honorary Young Ambassador
Name – Tom’s Gluten Free Underwater Surprise Cake
Myle Ali Faraz – 7-9 Young Ambassador
Name – Myle’s Double Choco Neutron Star Sensation Cake
Dr Jackie Bell Mathematician & theoretical particle physicist – based at Imperial College London.
A contestant on the BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’ programme –
She was selected from from over 3,500 applicants to take part and undertake tests similar to those used in the astronaut selection at major space agencies.
Jackie has won multiple awards for her work!
She’s from Liverpool, UK.
Louis Pasteur is one of the most important scientists in history.
He discovered how microbes work and how they lead to disease.
Louis was born in France on 27 December 1822 into a poor family. As a teenager he loved science and went on to become a science teacher and then a chemistry professor at the University of Strasbourg.
Louis and his wife had five children together, but, three of them died from typhoid fever. The death of his children led him to investigate infectious diseases in order to find a cure.
Through his research and experiments, Louis invented the practice of microbiology.
He noted that things rotted because they were reacting with microbes (germs) and realised that these microbes were responsible for illnesses.
He used this knowledge to investigate how food and drink were damaged by germs such as bacteria and mould. He discovered that heating the items killed the germs which meant they would be safer for longer. This process is called pasteurisation and is named after him.
Louis went on to help when the French silk market was under threat. He discovered that the silkworms had become diseased by microbes. When the microbes were killed the disease disappeared; this saved the silk industry.
He also modernised vaccinations and developed injections which stopped people from catching diseases. He successfully vaccinated a child against Rabies who had been bitten by an animal infected with Rabies.
In 1887 Pasteur established the ‘Pasteur Institute’ which is still being used today to fight infectious diseases.
It is due to his discoveries of how diseases are caused and how they are killed which led to doctors washing their hands and boiling their instruments prior to surgery, meaning many more people survived surgery.
Louis died in 1895 and is buried in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.
By MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz (age 8)
Herb Baker – Patron of MajorTim.space
Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years at JSC, KSC & NASA Headquarters having worked in the Space Shuttle, Space Station & Orion program offices and managing the business office supporting Flight Operations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the JSC NASA Alumni League and volunteers at Space Center Houston.
Dr Mark Lewney
A Senior Patent Examiner with a PhD in Guitar Acoustics
Also know as the ‘Rock Doctor’, Mark was the first ever winner of the
He is said to be a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix!