Calling all primary schools - would you like to train like an astronaut in 2018?
Are you a primary school teacher? If so, then don’t miss the chance to register your class to the Mission X challenge 2018 and train with ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli! You have until 31 December 2017 to register.
Mission X is an international challenge for pupils aged 8 to 12 years old. It focuses on fitness and healthy eating, two very important topics for astronauts. Pupils will learn about coordination, spatial awareness, stamina, and strength. They will also learn to be part of a team and do some science involving nutrition and space technology.
Mission X is an international project led by the UK Space Agency, NASA and ESA and involving 29 different countries. During the challenge, your class will take part in six weeks of training to get fit like astronauts. By doing this training, your class will also attempt to earn points to get Astro Charlie, the Mission X mascot, to walk to the Moon and back. This year the ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli is the Mission X ambassador. Paolo is currently on the ISS and will be returning in December.
Click the link and you will be asked to enter a passcode PAOLO2018, which is valid until 31 December 2017.
Please note: all schools will need to re-register as no registrations will be carried forward from last year.
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