Mission X is supported by the UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA. It is a free education programme developed by NASA scientists and fitness professional working with astronaut and space agencies across the world. Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn more about nutrition, exercise, science and space exploration. An international challenge activity takes place in January – March where additional special resources such as hook ups with astronauts and the international space station. Schools who register for the challenge will receive invitations to a range of additional space outreach activities.
The activities in this resource are designed for students aged 8 -14 but can be adapted to older and younger age groups. They can also be used for afterschool clubs and informal learning events.
The activities are organised into two main themes:
*Science Challenges relating to bone density, hydration and nutrition
*PE Challenges which look at the implications of living and working in a microgravity environment.