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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…

Mini Jon on first training flight

Mini Jon is a 3D printed model of our very own Director of Human Spaceflight, Jon Spooner. He has rather taken on a life of his own these days and is determined to get into space, preferably to the International Space Station (ISS) to hang out with our patron Tim…

Orion blew my mind…

Following a 3am wake up call and a middle-of-the-night drive to our rendezvous point near Cape Canaveral, I had the massive pleasure and privilege to watch Orion launch on its first test flight as a NASA guest. It was pretty awesome! Thanks to Trajectory & GNC Flight Analyst Caley Burke, Chief…

Our first rocket launch…

Our first rocket launch… Earlier this year, we were enormously proud to lead a team that won the “Best Mission Concept” award in NASA’s global Space Apps Challenge. The prize was an invitation to attend the first test launch of NASA’s new deep space spacecraft Orion at Cape Canaveral in…