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Amazing science from the winners of Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2020/21

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Raspberry Pi Foundation and ESA Education are excited to announce the winners and highly commended Mission Space Lab teams of the 2020/21 European Astro Pi Challenge! ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet floating aboard the International Space Station with the two Astro Pi computers In Mission Space Lab, teams of young people aged up to 19 […]

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Nearly 15,000 young people ran their code on the ISS for Astro Pi 2020/21!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our team here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with ESA Education, is excited to announce the successful deployment of young people’s programs aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for the European Astro Pi Challenge 2020/21! Across both Astro Pi missions — Mission Zero and Mission Space Lab — 14,993 participants created an amazing […]

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214 teams granted Flight Status for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2020/21!

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Raspberry Pi Foundation and ESA Education are excited to announce that 214 teams participating in Mission Space Lab of this year’s European Astro Pi Challenge have achieved Flight Status. That means they will have their computer programs run on the International Space Station (ISS) later this month! ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet with the Astro […]

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Meet team behind the mini Raspberry Pi–powered ISS

Reading Time: 6 minutes Quite possibly the coolest thing we saw Raspberry Pi powering last year was ISS Mimic, a mini version of the International Space Station (ISS). We wanted to learn more about the brains that dreamt up ISS Mimic, which uses data from the ISS to mirror exactly what the real thing is doing in orbit. The […]

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Q&A with NASA engineers behind Raspberry Pi–powered ISS Mimic

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you see the coolest International Space Station (ISS) on Earth on the blog last week? ISS Mimic is powered by Raspberry Pi, mirrors exactly what the real ISS is doing in orbit, and was built by NASA engineers to make the ISS feel more real for Earth-bound STEAM enthusiasts. Here’s (most of) the team […]

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How young people can run their computer programs in space with Astro Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you know young people who dream of sending something to space? You can help them make that dream a reality! We’re calling on educators, club leaders, and parents to inspire young people to develop their digital skills by participating in this year’s European Astro Pi Challenge. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGgcevyqWg?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The European Astro Pi Challenge, which […]

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Amazing science from the winners of Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2019–20

Reading Time: 5 minutes The team at Raspberry Pi and our partner ESA Education are pleased to announce the winning and highly commended Mission Space Lab teams of the 2019–20 European Astro Pi Challenge! Mission Space Lab sees teams of young people across Europe design, create, and deploy experiments running on Astro Pi computers aboard the International Space Station. […]

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Learning with Raspberry Pi — robotics, a Master’s degree, and beyond

Reading Time: 5 minutes Meet Callum Fawcett, who shares his journey from tinkering with the first Raspberry Pi while he was at school, to a Master’s degree in computer science and a real-life job in programming. We also get to see some of the awesome projects he’s made along the way. I first decided to get a Raspberry Pi […]

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Kaleidoscopic space art made with Raspberry Pi onboard the ISS

Reading Time: 2 minutes What could be the world’s first interactive art experiment in space is powered by Raspberry Pi! The experiment, named Pulse/Hydra 3, features a kaleidoscope (as seen in the video) that lights up and starts to rotate after it receives heartbeat data from its ground terminal. This artistic experiment is designed to inspire people back on […]

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6558 programs from young people have run on the ISS for Astro Pi 2019/20!

Reading Time: 4 minutes The team at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with ESA Education, is excited to announce that all of this year’s successful Astro Pi programs have now run aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! Record numbers of young people took part in Astro Pi Mission Zero This year, a record 6350 teams of students and […]

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Tim Peake and Astro Pi winners meet at Rooke Award ceremony

Reading Time: 4 minutes Engineering has always been important, but never more so than now, as we face global challenges and need more brilliant young minds to solve them. Tim Peake, ESA astronaut and one of our Trustees, knows this well, and is a big advocate of engineering, and of STEM more broadly. That’s why during his time aboard […]

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Tim Peake and Astro Pi winners meet at Rooke Award ceremony

Reading Time: 4 minutes Engineering has always been important, but never more so than now, as we face global challenges and need more brilliant young minds to solve them. Tim Peake, ESA astronaut and one of our Trustees, knows this well, and is a big advocate of engineering, and of STEM more broadly. That’s why during his time aboard […]

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How you, an adult, can take part in the European Astro Pi Challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, yesterday we announced the launch of the 2019/2020 European Astro Pi Challenge, and adults across the globe groaned with jealousy as a result. It’s OK, we did too. The Astro Pi Challenge is the coolest thing ever The European Astro Pi Challenge is ridiculously cool. It’s definitely one of the most interesting, awesome, spectacular […]

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How you, an adult, can take part in the European Astro Pi Challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, yesterday we announced the launch of the 2019/2020 European Astro Pi Challenge, and adults across the globe groaned with jealousy as a result. It’s OK, we did too. The Astro Pi Challenge is the coolest thing ever The European Astro Pi Challenge is ridiculously cool. It’s definitely one of the most interesting, awesome, spectacular […]