Funded by UK Space Agency

Funded by: UK Space Agency

At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, The UK Space Agency are responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. Leading the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefit to all citizens.

Supported by ESA

Supported by: European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.


The Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. They are a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.

The Institute of Physics and the Science Learning Network work in partnership to run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics known as the Stimulating Physics Network. They are helping us promote I’m an Astronaut within their network of schools.

The Physiological Society

Physiology is an essential discipline which seeks to understand how the human body works; the study of how cells, organs and muscles interact contributes crucial insight into sports performance. The Physiological Society brings together more than 3,000 scientists from over 60 countries, and since its foundation in 1876, its members have made significant contributions to the knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease.

The Physiological Society is committed to engaging with public audiences, and aims to bring physiologists and the public together through outreach and engagement activities which raise the awareness, understanding and appreciation of physiology.

The Society is helping us recruit experts to take part in I’m an Astronaut.


I’m an Astronaut is run by the I’m a Scientist team.