Zprávy Mise X

  • Space Rocket Launch

    Countdown has begun !!!!!

  • Space Rocket Launch

    One of our teachers is in Orlando with her family and they are all very excited to go to Kennedy Space Centre to watch the SpaceX rocket launch. Hopefully, if its not too cloudy,pictures of the launch will be shared here ASAP.
    Weather report is good at the moment. Binoculars ready Mrs Howling !

  • A Very Space-y Birthday

    Remember when Nasa astronauts held a pizza party on the International Space Station ? It looked like a lot of fun... It was a historic event in space, because the International Space Station has hosted it's first ever pizza party! And all this fun. thanks to the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Since space history is written even by... amazing parties, we had our own special space party,celebrating our teacher's birthday, making fun space decorations and a delicious astro-cake !

  • A different kind of football...

    Μany sports relate to astronaut training? On the surface, preparing to play a game of football may not seem similar to astronaut preparations in that the sport of football is very fast-paced with high amounts of bodily contact. However, if we look a bit deeper into both, we can find some similarities. Playing sports requires teamwork and preparation. Teammates must work together. In space, astronauts also must react to new situations as a team. Their teamwork is imperative to the success of a mission, and often such teamwork ensures the safety of the crew. In space, astronauts float and have very small loads on their bodies. Their bodies would lose a significant amount of muscle and bone, so astronauts exercise on the International Space Station (ISS) for about two hours per day. It is crucial to their health to exercise with heavy loads, just as football players must lift weights After a game, athletes have tired muscles and must take care to let their bodies recover.

  • Astro-Pi Mission Zero

    Our class contributed to the daily routine of the International Space Station by displaying our own personal message and the ambient air temperature on the Astro Pi. Mission Zero was launched by ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli alongside Mission Space Lab as part of the 2017-2018 European Astro Pi Challenge. For Mission Zero, over the past months our teams have been using the Astro Pi SenseHat emulator and have learnt to use the Python programming language in order to write and send code onto Astro Pi Ed and Astro Pi Izzy on the ISS. The codes were uplinked to the ISS and, from January until the end of February 2018 and they each run for 30 seconds. The astronauts on the ISS had the chance to read the personalised greetings written by the teams as well as the temperature readings in the space station programmed by the pupils and measured by the Astro Pi.

  • Walking at the footsteps of the giants

    When exploring the moon or Mars, astronauts will complete many physical tasks such as setting up science experiments and power systems around the base and collecting rock samples. They will also walk or drive the rover long distances in order to explore the surface. If their rover breaks down, they must be able to walk up to a distance of 10 km back to their base station. Astronauts are examined by research scientists in NASA’s Cardiovascular Laboratory and they train with NASA strength and conditioning specialists to strengthen their lungs, hearts and other muscles before their mission. This helps NASA to know the crew member is physically prepared to complete their mission tasks and to perform a walk-back, if necessary. In this activity we performed a walk in the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens "Spiros Louis" , progressing to 1600 m to improve lung,heart, and other muscle endurance

  • Everybody, play ball !

    Mass is the amount of matter an object is made of. It is always the same, but its weight changes depending where or on which planet it is. In this activity performed the same exercise with balls of different weights, as if we were in different gravitational onditions. We played with different kinds of balls to strengthen our arm and torso muscles and improve our coordination. As a space explorers of the future, are now prepared to deal with different gravity environments in our galaxy!

  • Astro-Course

    Astronauts practice strength and agility through training exercises designed by NASA Astronaut Strength, Conditioning & Rehabilitation Specialists (ASCR). These fitness specialists conduct an annual fitness test, design individual exercise programs, and provide one-on-one pre-flight and post-flight conditioning activities for the astronauts. The agility we use every day on Earth is different from the agility used in space. Being in space over a period of time can affect
    astronaut’s agility. This is observed once the astronauts return to Earth. Due to the astronauts living in microgravity environment and not using their muscles as they do on Earth, their muscles weaken. After they return from a long duration mission, astronauts work with ASCRs to restore and maintain agility as before their spaceflight mission.

  • Soccer time

    Astronauts know that it is important to safely strengthen their core muscles in order to protect themselves from injury. During our soccer game we :
    ...breathe normal throughout these physical activities
    ...concentrate on the core muscles
    ...move carefully until you become acquainted with the movement.
    ...stop immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort.
    ...avoid uneven surfaces playing soccer on a soft but firm surface.

  • Water , a precious gift.

    Water is essential for life. From the time that primeval species ventured from the oceans to live on land, a major key to survival has been prevention of dehydration. The critical adaptations cross an array of species, including man. Without water, humans can survive only for days. Water comprises from 75% body weight in infants to 55% in elderly and is essential for cellular homeostasis and life. During our project we had the opportunity to approach all these fascinating information in cooperation with the Mediterranean Educational Initiative for Enviroment & Sustainability and learn about the importance of water and it's part in supporting life.

  • What is life ?

    Given the size of the universe - there are at least 100 billion stars in our home galaxy alone and perhaps 100 billion galaxies of much the same size scattered throughout deep space - few scientists believe that the Earth is the only home of life. But until quite recently, the field of exobiology - the study of extraterrestrial life also known as astrobiology - was almost moribund. It could come up with some interesting speculations but that was about all.
    The implications for life elsewhere in the solar system are huge. We know now that all life needs is liquid water - even a little dampness will serve - and some kind of energy source. Exobiology is back in business.
    In our project we tried to investigate what is life using educational resourses and building our own cell models.

  • Women of NASA

    In our activity we used the LEGO set "Women of NASA" in order to learn about the role of women in the history of human space flight.
    We had the opportunity to explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • The small astronauts of the 9th elementary school of Levadia- Building an Astronaut Core

    Our young astronauts performed the Commander Crunch and Pilot Plank to improve the strength in abdominal and back muscles. Children understood that back and abdominal muscles protect their spine, maintain proper posture and transfer energy through their body for powerful movements such as swinging and throwing.

  • The small astronauts of the 9th elementary school of Levadia- Let's Climb a Martian Mountain

    During this mission our little astronauts did some climbing activities for empowering their upper body muscles, their balance and flexibility. Every member of the crew climbed as high as they could on the bar wall of the school gym. The goal was to touch the higher bar and then climb back down. Some students climbed as high as they could so as to jump back down.
    Finally, our students were trained in jumping. At first, they sat on the horizontal bar and then they were hanging from it until they jump down and stand still.The kids had real fun and many of them improved their self confidence..

  • The small astronauts of the 9th elementary school of Levadia-Astro Agility Course

    The learners carried out speed, agility and precision activities for refining their movement and cooordination skills. They took part in a road race with obstacles, they changed their course of action while running and trying to keep their balance without falling down or running into people and objects. There was a lot of competition among the learners who cheered and shouted slogans. Go power astro students!!!
    Students completed the Astro-Course lying down on the ground at the starting point and when time started they jumped to their feet and ran. After that and before completing the Astro-Course they did jumping jacks for 30 seconds.They participated in sack races with the winner being the student who ran a measured distance in less time.
    Finally , they played badminton and soccer.

  • The small astronauts of the 9th elementary school of Levadia-Food Pyramid and "Food Rainbow"

    We started by talking about healthy and unhealthy food and then the students investigate the food pyramid and learn the basic foods of a well balanced diet.
    The children were really excited when we started finding and cutting pictures of each food from magazines to make our own Food Pyramid. After we spoke about the kinds of food that the astronauts eat and how they differ from ours. It was really interesting and exciting for the young students!!!

  • Andockmanöver mit Schwierigkeiten

    Wie dockt eigentlich das Raumschiff an der ISS an? 400 km über der Erde fliegt die Internationale Raumstation durchs All und die kleine Sojus-Kapsel mit den Astronauten soll sie finden und exakt andocken. Wie funktioniert das?
    Wir wollten es wissen und klebten zunächst im Sinusraum mit Klebeband zwei konzentrische Kreise auf dem Fußboden. Der innere Kreis stellte die Erde, der zweite die Umlaufbahn der ISS dar. Zwei Kinder spielten das Sojus-Raumschiff, indem eines (A) auf einem rollbaren Drehstuhl (mit selbstgebautem Periskop!) saß und ein anderes (B) den Stuhl schob, allerdings mit verbundenen Augen. Das sollte deutlich machen, dass die Astronauten beim Andockmanöver ebenfalls "blind" sind.
    Ein anderes Team aus Kind auf Drehstuhl (C) und einem ziehenden Kind (rückwärts) (D) war in der Umlaufbahn unterwegs und leuchtete mit einer Taschenlampe.

  • roulades

    Nous avons fait plusieurs sortes de roulades!

  • Retour à la base

    Nous nous entrainons au stade de notre village Baixas

  • Retour à la base

    Nous nous entrainons au stade de notre village Baixas

  • St Vincent's Primary calling the world from Glasgow!

    St Vincent's Primary is delighted to be participating in Mission X for the fourth year running! We have already taken part in a few 'Astronaut Training' activities and conducted research into UV rays. Details to follow. Over and out!

  • Reactievermogen

    In het verloop van de dag hebben we weer iets met mission x gedaan. Vandaag ging het over reactievermogen en hand-oogcoördinatie. We moesten bijvoorbeeld onze vingers 2 cm van elkaar vandaan houden en iemand liet een liniaal vallen en die moest je zo snel mogelijk opvangen. Als hij onder de 5 cm was had je een snel reactievermogen en boven 5 cm iets minder snel en dan nog iets minder snel en boven 10 cm nog iets minder snel. Bij de tweede proef moesten we eerst twintig keer in een stress bal knijpen en daarna de liniaal weer opvangen. Sommigen kinderen vonden dat makkelijker en sommigen kinderen vonden dat moeilijker. En bij de derde proef moesten we voor we de liniaal moesten opvangen 20 jumping jacks doen en daarna weer de liniaal opvangen. Bij sommigen ging het beter en bij sommigen slechter

    Philipine Kuipers - 10 jaar

  • Samenwerken en Puzzelen

    Vandaag hebben wij ontdekt dat het heel moeilijk is om als astronaut dingen te pakken. We moesten met handschoenen en een astronauten helm een puzzel oplossen. En de andere kinderen gingen met lucifers en Chinese stokjes vormen bedenken. En aan de andere kant van de klas was ook iemand. Er liep nog een kind door de klas die moest informatie zeggen over die vorm. En degene die aan de andere kant zat die moest die vorm namaken.


  • parkour oefeningen

    We konden springtouwen, koprollen/salto, rennen, springen met gewichten, klimmen en planken.
    De tijd van de hele klas was ongeveer 13 seconde bij het rennen!
    De helft van de klas is gemotiveerd bij het klimmen buiten bij het klimrek gingen ze verder om je spieren te trainen.
    We hebben gesprongen met gewichten, zo voelden we hoe de zwaartekracht aan ons trok.

    Eline en Niamh

  • Mc Donalds vet


    Vandaag een begin gemaakt met de les over vet. We hebben al veel geleerd over vetten. We hadden het over zichtbare en onzichtbare vetten en mochten zelfs een hamburgermenu in de blender doen. Daarna moesten we rekenen en morgen gaan we kijken hoeveel vet er precies in een hamburger menu zit. We zijn benieuwd!

    Groetjes, Stok-o-nauten

  • Mission 1- Walk-back


    Here is our 7th Mission. As you can see our future astronauts can wait to proceed to their next mission. Please try to enjoy our trials as much as we did

  • Ninguém salta mais que nós :)

    Empenho e dedicação durante o treino.

  • Todos ao molho

    A boa disposição dos pontessorenses durante o treino!

  • Treino de força da tripulação

    Os pontessorenses a testar a força da tripulação.

  • eTwinning project "MissionX: Space School" and the Space Stars Explorers (S.S.E.) of the 2nd Minority Primary School of Komotini, Greece

    Our Mission: Crew Assembly
    Greetings MissionX teachers and students,
    our whole school continues to train like an Astronaut!
    In this video you can watch snapshots from the 3rd and 6th grade.
    You can also check for us at the eTwinning platform were you can join our project "MissionX: Space School"

  • Escola Estadual Integral Ramon Sanches Marques/Escola Plena

    A tripulação organizada pelo professor Eduardo faz a atividade simulando um passeio no espaço.Os astronautas devem desenvolver força muscular e coordenação. Num ambiente de gravidade reduzida, os astronautas não podem andar como fazem na Terra. Em vez disso, coordenam as suas mãos, braços e pés, para empurrar e puxar os mesmos de um local para o outro. Seja dentro de um veículo espacial
    ou no exterior, realizando Atividades Extra-veiculares (EVA), ter músculos fortes e coordenação ajudam os astronautas a movimentarem-se no espaço.


    Due to really bad weather you haven't heard from us for a while. Here is our 6th Mission.

  • Escola Estadual Integral Ramon Sanches Marques/Escola Plena

    Missão de hoje! Falar dos micróbios na estação espacial e no nosso redor. com a Professora Amanda, Professora Silvana Copceski e Professor Peterson. Os micróbios também podem ser encontrados a bordo da Estação Espacial Internacional (ISS). Os cientistas da NASA relataram que
    alguns germes na ISS podem aumentar para um número maior do que na Terra. Portanto, limpeza e adequada
    A eliminação do lixo é uma parte importante da vida na ISS.
    Os cientistas que estudam micróbios são chamados microbiologistas e microbiologia é o estudo de microorganismos
    ou micróbios.

  • Groei Groei

    Vandaag zijn we op zoek gegaan naar de vieste plekjes op school. We zijn erg benieuwd wat er in onze petrischaaltjes zal gaan groeien en bloeien!

  • Escola Estadual Integral Ramon Sanches Marques/Escola Plena

    Saltar para a lua, o professor Eduardo junto com a equipe da missão fizeram atividades de salto, uma simulação de treinamento para alcançar o objetivo desejado. O trinamento de No espaço, os astronautas flutuam, descarregando essa importante tensão e enfraquecendo
    os seus ossos. Por essa razão, dependem dos nutricionistas e de especialistas em resistência e condicionamento na NASA para planearem o seu regime alimentar e atividades físicas que os ajudarão a manter os seus ossos tão fortes quanto possível durante a sua permanência no espaço. Ossos mais fortes irão ajudar os astronautas a manter-se seguros durante a realização de todas as suas tarefas atribuídas, quer sejam num veículo espacial, na Lua, em Marte ou de volta à Terra.

  • Stok-o-nauten

    We hebben vandaag lichtsnelheid getest en er voor gezorgd dat we fit blijven door verschillende opdrachten te doen. We hebben de peak-lift off gedaan. Dit vond ik erg leuk maar ook wel een beetje vermoeiend. Je voelt in je lijf dat je moe wordt als je er meerdere doet en je moet ook de volgorde nog goed onthouden. Op naar onze volgende ruimtemissie morgen.

    Groetjes, Sydney en de andere Stok-o-nauten

  • Week 2, Stok-o-nauten

    Bij deze een samenvatting van de activiteiten van onze tweede week missie X.

  • smart kids chinacota

    como principio de esta mision realizamos un buen calentamiento y estiramiento. Aprendiendo con esta mision acerca de como fortalecer nuestros musculos ocn ejercicos no tan dificiles, tambien investgamos un ejercicio que es una de las actividades donde más se ejercitan los músculos de los trenes inferior y superior son los saltos o, como se llama en los centros de acondicionamiento físico, el Jumping

  • Energie de l'astronaute

    Analyse des étiquettes nutritionnelles pour mieux adapter les repas des Dab'Astros !
    Et analyse de la pyramide alimentaire...

  • Gravis une montagne martienne

    Après un parcours sur la planète rouge en bicyclette martienne, une montagne à gravir, de quoi réjouir les Dab'Astros...surtout les sauts du haut de la montagne !

  • Enfourche ta bicyclette martienne

    Les Dab'Astros partent en balade sur Mars avec leur bicyclette martienne et ce malgré le froid sur cette planète !
    Au bout du parcours, nous gravirons une montagne martienne !

  • Sojus Andockmanöver!

    Von den Space Turtles mit Spannung erwartet! Endlich ist es so weit! Nach 2 Tagen Flug kann die Sojus MS-08 an die ISS andocken! Aber damit ist noch nicht alles vorbei - die Astronauten müssen noch über 2 Stunden Vorbereitungen abwarten, ihre Raumanzüge ausziehen und können dann erst in die Internationale Raumstation hinüber schweben und ihre Kollegen begrüßen. Dann ist es so weit... Alle freuen sich, dass das Manöver gut geklappt hat!
    Auch die Space Turtles hoffen, dass ihre letzten "Manöver" noch genauso gut klappen!

  • Space Turtles lernen das Sonnensystem kennen!

    In unserer Lesenacht am 16.3. hielt Julias Mama, Frau Mag. Susanna Hauptmann einen sehr lehrreichen Vortrag über die Entstehung der Sternenkunde. Damit die Zeitspanne kindgerecht veranschaulicht werden konnte, spannten wir eine Leine in der Bibliothek und die Space Turtles befestigten Fact Sheets im Maßstab 1 Jahr = 1mm!!! Die Kinder lernten von der Himmelsscheibe von Nebra, über das geozentrische Weltbild und heliozentrische Weltbild bis zur Errichtung des Extremly Large Telescope (ELT)! Am meisten waren die Turtles von den Bildern des Hubble Teleskop fasziniert.

  • De regreso a la base y salto a la luna

    De regreso a la base , Salto a la luna, brazo Robòtico donde los alumnos practican sus capacidades de resistencia física, coordinación, capacidades motoras comunes, movilidad, destreza, flexibilidad...

  • De regreso a la base y salto a la luna

    De regreso a la base y Salto a la luna, donde los alumnos practican sus capacidades de resistencia fisica, coordinaciòn, capacidades motoras comunes, movilidad, destreza, flexibilidad...

  • Food Groups

    We all love food but the key to healthy eating is to enjoy a balanced diet. We learnt that astronauts also pack well balanced nutritious food when they are on a mission. The food pyramid guided us on how to plan a balanced meal and how much you should eat from each food group in order to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function.

  • no Pain-no Gain!

    During the Crew Strength Training, we learnt about the upper and lower body muscles.
    We did pushups to work out the upper body and squats for the lower body muscles. We then extended the exercise to lunges while walking around the gym. The goal was to focus on the technique while having fun.
    For extra fun, the children challenged each other to see who could do pushups the longest. The last 3 competitors were girls and the boys were not too impressed. This was fun to watch.

  • Crew Assembly - NWMS Battle Creek MI

    Crew Assembly

    After watching videos about spacesuits and astronaut training underwater, Northwestern Middle School 7th graders divided into teams. Each team sent two crew members to another station where they had to put on two sets of gloves and complete one part of a puzzle. Once the pair completed their end of the mission, another crew from the team came up and did the same until the entire puzzle was complete. The team who finished the whole puzzle first was declared the winner. The students had to overcome the challenge of wearing layered gloves, but also communicate effectively, in order to be successful. They all agreed the mission looked easy at first but struggled once they got going. We then reflected on best practices, challenges, and team work goals in their journal entries. This was a fun and competitive activity the students really enjoyed!

    Crew Assembly Crew Assembly
  • Rope-skipping

    Für die Aktivität "Springt bis zum Mond" haben wir in mehreren Fächern gearbeitet:

    Zuerst knüpften wir in Werken ein eigenes Sprungseil aus verschiedenfarbiger Wolle.

    Im Sportunterricht kam eine richtige Seilsprung-Trainerin (sie sagte natürlich "rope-skipping" dazu) zu uns und brachte uns verschiedene Tricks mit dem Sprungseil bei... ein paar davon sieht man auf dem Video!

    Und für Deutsch/Lesen hatte unsere Lehrerin die Idee, Kärtchen mit Lernwörtern anzufertigen, die wir lesen und uns merken müssen, während wir schnurspringen... so trainieren wir nicht nur unseren Körper, sondern auch unseren Geist!

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