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How many calories do astronauts need for an EVA?

NOTE kcal = kilocalorie = 1000 calories EVA = Extra Vehicular Activity = Space walk How Many Calories Do Astronauts Need On A Regular Day In Space? Calorie intake on the ISS ranges from about 2500 to 3200 kcal/day. This is considerably higher that what is normally recommended for an…

The Astro Science Challenge has made the Charity Awards shortlist

We are delighted to announce that we’ve made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. The UNSA project, The Astro Science Challenge, has been shortlisted in the Arts, Culture & Heritage category. Our patron, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake, has been supporting…

UNSA’s first spacewalk

Read how Jon Spooner, UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight, carried out essential repairs to the space shed whilst Tim was making similar repairs to the International Space Station.[View the story “UNSA’s first spacewalk” on Storify]

The Astro Science Challenge has launched!

To celebrate our patron Tim Peake’s first mission to the International Space Station, we have created The Astro Science Challenge – a space science adventure for children aged 7-11 made in collaboration with some of the UK’s most brilliant space science organisations including the UK Space Agency, The Met Office, The…

The Astro Science Challenge is almost ready to launch!

The Astro Science Challenge is almost ready to launch! Registration to take part is now open. The Prologue Mission for you to take with your Cadets will be available on Monday 19 October, with the Space Missions beginning on Monday 2 November. The Commitment If you choose to accept the challenge, you will…