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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket – Wattle Payload

Year 8 students Ben Daley, Rory Jenner and Sheridan Brady entered an Australia-wide competition to win a chance to grow wattle seeds that will be flown to space and back. The students needed to create a 90 second video explaining why our school should be selected.


The seeds will be part of the payload on the SpaceX mission in December 2020. The students will receive seeds from the space mission and compare seeds that remained on earth.


The project will take at least a year and it is envisaged that the wattle trees will then be planted and a map be made of all the ‘space wattle trees’ around Australia.


Dec. 16: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 1 rideshare mission with dozens of tiny satellites for commercial and government customers. It will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


The below notification was received on Friday afternoon. 




One Giant Leap Australia Community Panel has selected your school to grow the space wattle seeds!


Over the next few weeks, we will be in contact with you to discuss what the next steps are.


The SpaceX rocket launch has been delayed until early December so this gives time for planning on watching the launch. We will email information closer to the date.


Also, we will be writing to you about a free teleconference about the Artemis program – ‘To the Moon and Mars’. This will be on 18th November at 10 am Sydney time.


Congratulations to everyone involved and we will be in contact soon.



Jackie Carpenter

Managing Director

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