Pupils over the moon after space camp visit

Phoebe Holliday in her space suit

Phoebe Holliday in her space suit

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Two teenagers have rocketed back from a space camp in America after winning a place on a trip there.

Bourne Academy pupils Phoebe Holliday and Samuel Hare spent a week at the US Space and Rocket centre in Huntsville, Alabama, during the summer holidays.

The pair won a place on the trip after impressing judges from Market Deeping company Park Air Systems, which is part of Northrop Grumman Corporation, with their applications to become Bourne’s first astronaut.

While at space camp the pupils built and launched a rocket, experienced 4G during lift-off and scaled the Mars climbing wall.

Phoebe said her favourite thing about the trip was going on the centrifuge ride where she experienced 4G conditions similar to a rocket’s take-off.

Samuel said: “Everyday we had a different talk about something to do with space from an expert.

“It was really interesting and something I never thought I would do.”