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Moving About in Space

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Rodrick from Qinetiq answers the question “How do spaceships and satellites move around once they are up there?”. Rodrick talks about the use of ion thrusters as one possible way to do this. Luke from...

Internet, Spacesuits and Cooking

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers “Do you have e-mail and internet on board the International Space Station?”, “What are spacesuits made of?” and “How do you cook in space?”

How Do You Become an Astronaut?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “How did you become an astronaut?” and Matthew Evans from Reaction Engines, talks about the space plane that they are developing, that could increase global space...

Modems unplugged - sound representation

All data on computers is stored and transmitted using the binary number system. When the binary digits need to be sent over the phone lines (which often happens in home internet connections), the digits are converted to sound and decoded at the other end using a modem. This activity uses audio coding similar...

Can Pets Go To Space?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. This episode features Andrew Kuh, talking about animals that have been sent into space. Libby Jackson answers the question, “How many people have been into space?” Libby talks about how the European...

Fizzy Drinks

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “Can you have fizzy drinks in space?” and Glen, from Airbus Defence and Space, describes why the gas dissolved in the drink could cause problems for the...

Space Sick

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “Can you get space sick?” Libby Jackson, from the UK Space Agency, explains how the effects of being in freefall can cause astronauts to become sick.

What Causes a Shooting Star and Why do Stars Twinkle?

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Sían and Kyle, from Airbus Defence and Space, answer the questions “What causes a shooting star?” and “Why do some stars twinkle?”

What You do on Board

Supported by the UK Space Agency, this podcast from Fun Kids Radio, answers questions from children about space. Astronaut Tim Peake answers the question “When you are in space, what exactly do you do up there?” Andrew Kuh, from the UK Space Agency, answers “How do you sleep on the International Space Station?”

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