We are the
Aerospace and aviation are part of daily life. Our goal is to connect all ages and abilities with direct access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) projects and design challenges to investigate how and why things fly. It’s Rocket Science is extraordinarily unique, making the understanding of flight, rocketry and space technology engaging and achievable for everyone.
Our tailored STEM innovation programs cater for school incursions, OSHC and Vacation Care, community groups and parties, offering the rare opportunity to be immersed in spectacular and safe learning experiences!
Our experiment-based programs are specifically designed to reinforce STEM subjects and directly aligned to the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), delivering pathways for STEM learning, innovation and entrepreneurial skills from early childhood in lesser known areas of learning.
The It’s Rocket Science Adventures team are passionate and qualified industry specialists bringing unique experiences direct to the classroom, empowering young learners with real-world applications in space sciences, future problem solving and engineering innovations. We are motivated to ignite curiosity, enhance creativity and promote STEM skills ready to meet future workforce needs.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Licence No: ARN: 547209
Flight Crew Licence – Air Transport Pilot Licence Aeroplane
Type Rating Endorsements: Boeing 777/787, Airbus 330, Airbus 320, DHC8
Low Level Rating: AMA (Aerial Stock Mustering), A
Aircraft Radio Operators Licence (AROC)
Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) – Drone Operator in the fully unlimited category (i.e. any drone, anywhere, any time) CASA RPAS Notification ID: 19272
Issued in accordance with Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1988
Founder & Aerospace Geek
Born in Brisbane, Cran has had a lifelong obsession with all things aerospace. Being a pilot since the age of 16, his career has taken him from flying clinic runs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia, to being qualified on multiple commercial jet airliner types. Cran currently flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with one of Australia’s leading international airlines.
Cran is also a qualified Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) controller, being one of the first in Australia to be granted Chief Pilot approval by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. This position involved overseeing and facilitating a basic drone controllers training program for Brisbane high school students.
Another keen interest shared jointly with his sons, is rocketry. During Australia’s first International Model Rocketry meet in 2015, Cran witnessed how engaging rocketry was for children of all ages and developed It’s Rocket Science Adventures to promote the significant educational benefits that the science of rocketry and flight could offer all school students across multiple subjects. With his love of public speaking and passion for aero-science, it is Cran’s desire to inspire the aerospace professionals of tomorrow.
Orchestrator of Extraordinary Experiences
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Curtin University of Technology and with 18 years in managerial experience ranging from metropolitan hospitals, an outback cattle station and remote towns and indigenous communities. In addition, Sarah has been involved in Special Education for nearly a decade as well as being a mum which has provided her with excellent communication skills to connect with young children. Sarah is keen to manage the company’s growth and image, but her passion is inclusive education, to engage minds for learning so that all participants have a blast!
National Sales Manager
Mathew Billing is the National Sales Manager for It’s Rocket Science, which is just a fancy way of saying we let him go out to show people our gadgets, and to share our passion for how and why things fly. Hand in hand with an enthusiastic ‘show and tell’ comes Mathew’s ability to listen and understand the needs of the educator, developed from his successful career in real estate, where his client relationships were built on communication and transparency. He is passionate about following through to ensure that It’s Rocket Science programs deliver the desired outcomes and STEM learning opportunities, no matter the age and ability of the group. His kids are also pretty excited that he gets to work with rockets.
R & D Guru
Every company has a super star behind the scenes that makes the impossible possible. Antony is our super star so we are not going to show you his face. Antony has over a decade of experience as Facilities Engineering Officer, Antony supported the cutting-edge biotechnology and biomedical research at the University of Queensland. Antony is our R & D Guru sharing with It’s Rocket Science Adventures his expert skills in prototype advice and construction; knowledge and application of technology to the production and manufacturing process not to mention critical thinking and ingenuity in producing scientific equipment.
Jane is our Marketing Manager and chief of the colouring-in department. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Communications and is currently studying to complete her Masters of Business Administration. Throughout her career, Jane has specialised in services marketing, which relies on one key thing for success: ensuring the customer has a great experience. At It’s Rocket Science, she is passionate about seeing great experiences launching rockets lead to a lifelong interest in STEM learning. She also loves puns and is over the moon with the opportunity to work with an out of this world team.
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