What is Mission X?
Mission X: train like an astronaut is a free educational project for young people (up to 14 years old) by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA), facilitated nationally by the European Space Education Resource Offices (ESEROs) and volunteer National Organisers. Since its inception in 2011 by the original project developers, NASA, Mission X has engaged over half a million students across the globe.
Developed by space scientists and fitness professionals working with astronauts and space agencies worldwide, Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn about science, nutrition, exercise, and space.
Each year from September to May, teams of students can participate in the Walk to the Moon Challenge. During the challenge, teams complete the Mission X activities and submit them to earn steps. Steps earned by all of the participating teams help the Mission X mascots, Luna and Leo, walk 384 400km – the distance from Earth to the Moon. Learn more about the challenge here.
Is your country not listed?
You can still take part in the challenge! Your registration will be managed by our UK National Organiser.
National Organisers and their partners help facilitate the Mission X project in each of our participating countries by providing local support.
Partners: Instituto de Astronomia UNAM