The Training Zone was the first round of I’m an Astronaut. The students in the Training Zone interacted with the Astro Support Team: people whose jobs related to human space missions like Principia.
The Team consisted of an ESA astronaut instructor, an ESA research doctor based in Antarctica, a scientist planning an experiment for the International Space Station (ISS), an engineer who designed cameras for the ISS and three ESA flight directors who are responsible for the Columbus module of the ISS.
The Zone was busy, with students taking part in 21 live chats and asking over 1100 questions. Discussions were focused on the theme of human spaceflight, and students asked about the work of the Astro Support Team members, the Principia mission and wider topics related to space science.