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.
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.