At UNSA we are passionate believers in the power of art, storytelling and play to inspire and educate. The success of our approach to achieving our mission to inspire and train the next generation of young scientists has been recognised with a series of prestigious awards.
“Best Mission Concept”
UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight (Jon Spooner) and Head of Hack (Professor Jon Rogers) led a team of fashion designers, technologists and software developers to win the “Best Mission Concept” awarded by NASA executives in the final Global Judging phase of NASA’s Space Apps Challenge. The project was selected out of 671 entries from across the world.
Arts, Culture, Heritage Award
National Charity Award
One of the most prestigious accolades to be awarded in the UK charity sector, we were winners for our work inspiring children in science through the arts – specifically for The Astronautical Challenge, which was co-created with our good friends at Coney and in collaboration with tech partners Makewaves
“With more nominations than ever, it’s clear just how much fantastic work takes place within the sector… Unlimited is an excellent organisation, the award is richly deserved and I congratulate them on their achievements” Daniel Phelan (organiser)
Award for Achievement in Space Education & Outreach
Sir Arthur Clarke
Awarded by the Space Education Trust and the British Interplanetary Society the award was presented to UNSA Director of Human Space Flight – Jon Spooner – by Britain’s only current astronaut Tim Peake. The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards are “given in recognition of notable contributions to space exploration, particularly British achievements”. We were recognised for our work inspiring children in space and science, particularly for Mission To Mars.
The WISE Champion Award is for organisations and individuals who have particularly inspired girls and young women into STEM education and related careers. Unlimited won the award for an inspirational programme of work 2010-11 with Dr Gail Iles. We were joint winners with The Warwick School…
“This year for the first time we have a joint winner in one category – two remarkable organisations, equally outstanding but in different ways. Unlimited demonstrate creativity and thinking outside the box to inspire girls and young women, while Warwick School delivers all round excellence in science and then puts in the extra effort to ensure the engagement of girls. Both are worthy winners.” Jane Butcher, Director of The UKRC