Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:20 am #1683760
Genghis the Engineer wrote:
The target was new generations of young scientists and engineers inspired by this project.
Not wanting to be completely cynical but I'd hazard a guess that, as with lots of these projects, the target was "how much fun can we have and who can we get to pay our salaries to have that fun for the next 5/10+ years".
Couching projects like these as promoting STEM is a useful funding/PR tool when all your doing **** around with a jet engine. Naturally it may have some subsequent youth inspiration benefits.