United Kingdom


United Kingdom

To learn more about what UK Space Agency is doing with Mission X in the UK, check out http://www.esero.org.uk/missionx

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UK News

  • X Marks The Spot for Astronaut Fitness Regime at Passmores

    Passmores Academy

    230 students from Passmores Academy and Peartree Mead Primary School were the first to launch Mission X in the UK on January 7th. Students took part in a whole day mission. Check out all 230 students making a huge Mission X in http://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Education-and-Training/X-marks-the-spot-for-...

  • Olympic Start to Mission X

    Sir Robin Wales with UK Space Agency Jeremy Curtis and Richard Garriott

    Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of the Olympic Host borough of Newham is keen to support Mission X. Sir Robin says: I hope our young people are inspired by the Mission X Astronauts to grasp some of the many opportunities now being offered by science and technology as well as seeing the benefits of regular exercise and healthy nutrition that all contribute to the legacy of the 2012 Games."

  • Mission X Is Go For Launch In the UK

    Richard Garriott Eats Well

    Over 3000 students in over 30 schools are getting ready for the launch of Mission X 2012. Astronaut Richard Garriott visited schools in December 2011 to find out more about food and fitness in UK schools and to encourage all UK students to become fit explorers through Mission X - Train Like An Astronaut. Richard demonstrated the 'speed of light' and found out about paralympic sports during his whirlwind tour. Richard Garriott and British astronaut Tim Peake are keen to find out about all the teams who are involved in Mission X 2012. So, why not tell us about your school, your mascots, and your teams ... as well as your Mission X activities.

    Richard Garriott Demonstrates Speed of Light Richard Garriott finds out about Paralympic sports
  • Winning Missions

    Bentfield School - Overall Winning Teams

    ESA Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Mission X schools and announced the following winners:
    Overall Winner - Bentfield School

    • The Right Stuff Award – Birchanger School
    • The Giant Leap Award – Mountfitchet Mathematics and Computing College
    • The Space Inspired award – St. Marys Primary School
    • The Out of This World Award – Henham and Ugley
    • The Space Assembly Award - Elsenham School
    • The Space Partnership Award – Grove Primary School

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  • Houston, Mission Accomplished

    Students from the UK hooked up with Ali Llewellyn in Houston as part of the closing event. Students and parents spoke through a web cam and skype and wanted to find out about NASA, the time difference, the weather, the international dimension of Mission X and whether they could get tickets to see the final shuttle launch.