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I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here – Final report

I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here was funded as part of the Principia Mission Education and Outreach Scheme. Four different zones (Training, Launch, Orbit and Touchdown) were run between October 2015 and June 2016 alongside different stages of Tim … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by modantony in Evaluation, News | Comments Off on I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here – Final report

Final Live Chat: Highlights

On the morning of Friday 4th November 2016, the I’m an Astronaut competition culminated with the school and Astro Support team winners taking part in a live chat with British astronaut, Tim Peake. We’ve pulled together some of the highlights … Continue reading

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Final Live Chat: Transcript

The I’m an Astronaut competition culminated with the school and Astro Support team winners taking part in a live chat with British astronaut, Tim Peake. We also announced the overall winner of the event, as voted for by students. Below … Continue reading

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Debrief Zone: Who’s taking part?

More than 2,000 students have taken part in I’m an Astronaut this past year and put their questions to the Astro Support Teams. And the event is far from over. In the Debrief Zone winners from the four rounds of … Continue reading

Posted on November 3, 2016 by modjosh in News | Comments Off on Debrief Zone: Who’s taking part?

Touchdown Zone Report – June 2016

Read the full report here The Touchdown Zone was the fourth round of I’m an Astronaut funded by the UK Space Agency’s Principia grant scheme and took place at the end of Tim Peake’s mission on the International Space Station. … Continue reading

Posted on July 12, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Touchdown Zone Report – June 2016

The fourth (and final) Astro Support Team Champion is…

Charlie Laing has been voted the winner of the Touchdown Zone, the fourth and final round of the I’m an Astronaut competition. Charlie goes on to join Tim Peake, and the winners from the Training, Launch, and Orbit Zones, in the final live chat, … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2016 by modjosh in News | Comments Off on The fourth (and final) Astro Support Team Champion is…

Touchdown Zone: School and Student Winners

We asked the Touchdown Zone Astro Support Team to select a student, and the school whose live chat stood out for them; the school and student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most. In each round of the competition, … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2016 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

Touchdown Zone: Who’s taking part?

The Touchdown Zone, the fourth round of I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here, begins on the 13th of June, with students from 25 schools located all over the country connecting with the Astro Support Team! From 13th–24th June, school students will challenge the … Continue reading

Posted on June 6, 2016 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Orbit Zone Report – March 2016

Read the full report here The Orbit Zone was the third round of I’m an Astronaut funded by the UK Space Agency’s Principia grant scheme and took place at the halfway point of Tim Peake’s mission on the International Space … Continue reading

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Orbit Zone: School and Student Winners

We asked the Orbit Zone Astro Support Team to select a student, and the school whose live chat stood out for them; the school and student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most. In each round of the competition, … Continue reading

Posted on April 12, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Orbit Zone: School and Student Winners

The third Astro Support Team Champion is…

Last week, Jenn Wadsworth was voted the winner in the Orbit Zone, the third round of I’m an Astronaut. Jenn goes on to join Tim Peake, and the winners from the Training, Launch, and Touchdown Zones, in this summer’s final live chat. Here’s what Jenn had to … Continue reading

Posted on March 24, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on The third Astro Support Team Champion is…

“Is it hard to breathe without gravity?” – Orbit Zone questions leave us breathless

Astronaut Tim Peake has been orbiting the Earth on the ISS for nearly half of his 6 month mission. Likewise, the Orbit Zone, the second round of I’m an Astronaut, is half-way through! Already, a lot has been happening: 305 school students have logged in, … Continue reading

Posted on March 14, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on “Is it hard to breathe without gravity?” – Orbit Zone questions leave us breathless

Orbit Zone: Who’s taking part?

The Orbit Zone, the third round of I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here, begins on the 7th of March, with students from 25 schools located all over the country connecting with the Astro Support Team! From 7th–18th March, schools students will challenge … Continue reading

Posted on February 26, 2016 by modjosh in News | Comments Off on Orbit Zone: Who’s taking part?

CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone Report

Click to read the full zone report The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Zone of I’m an Astronaut was funded by the Royal Institution so that schools and the general public could continue the conversation about the lectures’ theme ‘How to survive in space’ … Continue reading

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Launch Zone Report

Read the full report here The Launch Zone was the second round of I’m an Astronaut funded by the UK Space Agency’s Principia grant scheme. Astronaut Tim Peake’s launch took place halfway through the two weeks and the students in the zone interacted … Continue reading

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The second Astro Support Team Champion is….

Just before the Christmas holiday, Julia Attias was crowned the winner of the Launch Zone. Julia will go on to take part in the final live chat with Tim Peake, and the winners from the Training, Orbit, and Touchdown Zones, in the summer. Here’s what Julia had … Continue reading

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Launch Zone: School and Student Winners

We asked the Launch Zone Astro Support Team to select a student, and the school whose live chat stood out for them; the school and student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most. In each round of the competition, … Continue reading

Posted on January 7, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Launch Zone: School and Student Winners

“What happens when you fart in space?” – Launch Zone has no limits

Tim Peake launches for the International Space Station tomorrow morning! Equally exciting, the Launch Zone, the second round of I’m an Astronaut, is half-way through! Already, a lot has been happening: 420 school students have logged in, the Astro Support Team have answered 234 questions in ASK , and … Continue reading

Posted on December 14, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on “What happens when you fart in space?” – Launch Zone has no limits

Launch Zone: Who’s taking part

Launch Zone, the second round of I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here begins on the 7th of December, with students from 25 schools located all over the country connecting with the Astro Support Team! From 7th–18th December, schools students will … Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Launch Zone: Who’s taking part

Training Zone Report

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 … Continue reading

Posted on October 23, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Training Zone Report

Training Zone: School and Student Winners

We asked the Training Zone Astro Support Team to select a student, and the school whose live chat stood out for them; the school and student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most. In each round of the competition, … Continue reading

Posted on October 22, 2015 by modjosh in News | Comments Off on Training Zone: School and Student Winners

And the first Astro Support Team champion is…

Last week, Beth Healey emerged victorious as winner of the Training Zone. Beth will go on to take part in the final live chat with Tim Peake, and the winners from the Launch, Orbit, and Touchdown Zones, next summer. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted on October 22, 2015 by modjosh in News | Comments Off on And the first Astro Support Team champion is…

“How do you celebrate your birthday in space?” – Training Zone in action

Training Zone, the first round of I’m an Astronaut, is well underway, and everyone in the Zone certainly has the Right Stuff: 488 students have logged in, the Astro Support Team have answered 294 questions in ASK (like the one at the top), and all have … Continue reading

Posted on October 14, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on “How do you celebrate your birthday in space?” – Training Zone in action

Training Zone: Who’s taking part?

I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here starts this October, with students from 25 schools located all over the country connecting with the Astro Support Team in the Training Zone! Between 5th–16th October, schools students will challenge the engineer, medic, instructor, scientist … Continue reading

Posted on September 18, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Training Zone: Who’s taking part?

Round Dates and Registration Deadlines: 2015/16

There will be four rounds of the I’m an Astronaut competition, named for the phase of the mission Tim will be in when each round takes place. The rounds will be: Training, Launch, Orbit, and Touchdown. Round 1: Training Zone … Continue reading

Posted on September 7, 2015 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

Launching your students’ questions into the thermosphere

From the effects of solar radiation on people living on the International Space Station, to opinions on space travel; there are few topics which inspire quite so many questions as Space. Another question, asked probably in every live chat in every … Continue reading

Posted on July 15, 2015 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment