Students meet the team behind the Principia Mission

For the first time ever a British European Space Agency astronaut is living and working on the International Space Station. Tim Peake is going to orbit the earth for half a year. He’ll see nearly 3,000 sunrises and sunsets as he flies overhead.

I’m an Astronaut is a free online activity that gives school students across the UK a chance to meet the team behind a human space mission.
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It consists of four rounds (Training, Launch, Orbit and Touchdown) and a final. In each round five members of the Astro Support Team: scientists, engineers, technicians, researchers… meet and interact with school students.

Students challenge the members of the Astro Support Team over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs, ASK anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite. And the Astro Support Team votes too. They nominate a class to be in a final round with Tim Peake himself! The Astro team member with the most votes after the four rounds will get £500 to communicate their work with the public.

To see the previous zones, take a look in the ARCHIVE.

Take part in a live CHAT with Tim Peake

Tim Peake during training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the United States. |  Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

Tim Peake during training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the United States. |
Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

CHATStudents from four schools will win the chance to put their questions to Tim Peake

In each of the four rounds, the Astro Support Team will nominate one winning school to take part in the final live chat.

The winning schools will each nominate four student ambassadors to take part in the final live chat with Tim Peake when he returns from the ISS.

 

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