ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Countdown to Launch

ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Countdown to Launch

Send your computer code into space with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake. Ever wondered what it would be like to be involved in space exploration? A team of leading UK Space companies have joined forces with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake to offer students the chance to devise and code their own app or experiment to run on a Raspberry Pi which will be taken to the International Space Station as part of Tim's mission. The first deadline is 3rd April 2015. See website for more details.  Read the press release here.

 There are many other ways that schools can get involved in this exciting mission. Tim Peake has written a letter to every single UK school encouraging them to get involved.  Schools that share a photograph of their students and teachers with Tim’s letter on social media and tag the UK Space Agency (@spacegovuk) will be sent a Principia mission patch. 

Apply to host a Radio Q+A with Tim on board the ISS.  ARISS UK will provide and set up all necessary radio equipment (low earth orbit satellite tracking antennas etc.) to establish a fully functional, direct radio link with the ISS from your school. In a ten-minute window when the ISS will be over the UK, an amateur radio contact will be established with Tim, and students will be able to ask him questions about his life and work on board the ISS.  Apply by Friday 24th April 2015