Help recruit the UK Astronaut Class of 2015. We are recruiting the biggest astronaut class ever. Our target is to have 220 schools and 11000 young people taking part in Mission X! To be part of Mission X 2015 and train alongside astronaut Tim Peake register on this website using the log in button above. You can register from October 6 2014. We will then email you with a welcome to Team UK and explain the support that you can expect from the UK Space Agency and give you ideas on how you can deliver Mission X in your schools. Please invite other local schools to take part – the more schools in a locality, the more opportunity there is to organise teacher training and other special events! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register and keep an eye on www.esero.org.uk/missionx for resources and diary dates.
Astro Charlie has now completed his mission to the Moon. All the activities and points collected by your students have been added to the points from other countries. So the Mission Goal has been achieved! Astro Charlie has been joined by his Astro Friends and the ESA Mascot, Paxi! Why not post this picture on the wall of your school and send us pictures of your Mission X displays.
Watch out for Barney interviewing Tim Peake on April 10th at 5.30 on Blue Peter on CBBC! Barney then visits Summerville Primary School in Salford where he has a go at training as an astronaut alongside the pupils.
Year 5 finished their last science mission last week by completing Crew Asswmbly. They all wore two pairs of gloves (one very large) and then worked in teams to put together a puzzle and biuld a cup pyramid. They also sorted some statements about the Earth, Sun and Moon into true and false groups and then they ate some freeze dried astronaut ice cream and drank juice form pouches just like the astronauuts do! We learnt a lot and had great fun completing Mission X 2014.