299 experiments from young people run on the ISS in Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

Reading Time: 6 minutes We and our partners at ESA Education are excited to announce that 299 teams have achieved flight status in Mission Space Lab of the 2021/22 European Astro Pi Challenge. This means that these young people’s programs are the first ever to run on the two upgraded Astro Pi units on board the International Space Station…… Continue reading 299 experiments from young people run on the ISS in Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

3D print you own replica Astro Pi flight case

Reading Time: 5 minutes We’ve put together a new how-to guide for 3D printing and assembling your own Astro Pi unit replica, based on the upgraded units we sent to the International Space Station in December. The new, upgraded Astro Pi units. The Astro Pi case connects young people to the Astro Pi Challenge It wasn’t long after the…… Continue reading 3D print you own replica Astro Pi flight case

How did we build the new Astro Pi computers for the International Space Station?

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are really excited that our two upgraded Astro Pi units have arrived on the International Space Station. Each unit contains the latest model of the Raspberry Pi computer, plus a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera and a host of sensors on a custom Sense HAT, all housed inside a special flight case designed to…… Continue reading How did we build the new Astro Pi computers for the International Space Station?

Raspberry Pi computers are speeding to the International Space Station

Reading Time: 6 minutes This morning, our two new Astro Pi units launched into space. Actual, real-life space. The new Astro Pi units each consist of a Raspberry Pi computer with a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera and a host of sensors, all housed inside a special space-ready case that makes the hardware suitable for the International Space Station…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi computers are speeding to the International Space Station

Tim Peake joins us as we get ready to launch special Raspberry Pi computers to space

Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re feeling nostalgic because six years ago, two special Raspberry Pi computers named Ed and Izzy were travelling to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. These two Astro Pi units joined British ESA astronaut Tim Peake as part of his six-month Principia space mission. Tim and Astro Pis Ed and Izzy…… Continue reading Tim Peake joins us as we get ready to launch special Raspberry Pi computers to space

Record numbers of young people have sent us ideas for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

Reading Time: 4 minutes We and our partners ESA Education are delighted to announce that for this year’s Mission Space Lab of the European Astro Pi Challenge, a record number of 800 teams from 23 countries sent us their ideas for experiments to run on board the International Space Station (ISS). This is an incredible 83% increase from last…… Continue reading Record numbers of young people have sent us ideas for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2021/22

Young people can name a piece of space history with Astro Pi Mission Zero

Reading Time: 5 minutes Your young people don’t need to wait to become astronauts to be part of a space mission! In Mission Zero, the free beginners’ coding activity of the European Astro Pi Challenge, young people can create a simple computer program to send to the International Space Station (ISS) today. The International Space Station, where your young…… Continue reading Young people can name a piece of space history with Astro Pi Mission Zero

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

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

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

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…… Continue reading Meet team behind the mini Raspberry Pi–powered ISS

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

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. The European Astro Pi Challenge, which we run…… Continue reading How young people can run their computer programs in space with Astro Pi

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.…… Continue reading Amazing science from the winners of Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2019–20

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