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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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Run your code aboard the International Space Station with Astro Pi

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each year, the European Astro Pi Challenge allows students and young people in ESA Member States (or Slovenia, Canada, or Malta) to write code for their own experiments, which could run on two Raspberry Pi units aboard the International Space Station. The Astro Pi Challenge is a lot of fun, it’s about space, and so that […]

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European Astro Pi Challenge: Mission Space Lab winners 2018–2019!

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is your periodic reminder that there are two Raspberry Pi computers in space! That’s right — our Astro Pi units Ed and Izzy have called the International Space Station home since 2016, and we are proud to work with ESA Education to run the European Astro Pi Challenge, which allows students to conduct scientific […]

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Raspberry Pi captures a Soyuz in space!

Reading Time: 2 minutes So this happened. And we are buzzing! You’re most likely aware of the Astro Pi Challenge. In case you’re not, it’s a wonderfully exciting programme organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and us at Raspberry Pi. Astro Pi challenges European young people to write scientific experiments in code, and the best experiments run aboard […]

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135 teams will run their experiments on the ISS for Astro Pi Mission Space Lab 2018-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this year’s round of Astro Pi Mission Space Lab, 135 teams will run their experiments on the ISS! CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques congratulates all the participants on behalf of ESA and the Raspberry Pi Foundation. CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques aboard the International Space Station – ENGLISH CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques introduces Phase Three of […]

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Jenni Sidey inspires young women in science with Astro Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, ESA Education and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are proud to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! In support of this occasion and to encourage young women to enter a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), CSA astronaut Jenni Sidey discusses why she believes computing and digital making skills are […]

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Take part in Hour of Code 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every year for the last five years, Hour of Code has encouraged school students to spend just one hour writing some code, in the hope that they get bitten by the bug rather than generating too many bugs! This year, you can find activities from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Code Club, and CoderDojo on the […]

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Astro Pi Mission Zero: guarantee your code’s place in space

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today is the official launch day of Astro Pi Mission Zero, part of the 2018–2019 European Astro Pi Challenge, an ESA Education programme run in collaboration with us at Raspberry Pi. In this challenge, students and young people get the chance to have their computer programs run in space on the International Space Station! Text […]

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The European Astro Pi Challenge is back for 2018/2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever wanted to run your own experiment in space? Then you’re in luck! ESA Education, in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018/2019 European Astro Pi Challenge! Astro Pi returns for a new 2018/19 challenge! Ever wanted to run your own experiment in space? Then you’re in […]

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Build your own NASA Curiosity rover

Reading Time: 3 minutes Put together your own remote-controlled Curiosity rover with the help of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Raspberry Pi. Why wouldn’t you want one of these?! NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory To educate the curious about the use of rovers in space, the Pasadena-based NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) built a mini-rover, ROV-E, to tour classrooms, museums, […]

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Tim Peake congratulates winning Mission Space Lab teams!

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, the ten winning Astro Pi Mission Space Lab teams got to take part in a video conference with ESA Astronaut Tim Peake! ESA Astro Pi students meet Tim Peake Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-06-26. A brief history of Astro Pi In 2014, Raspberry Pi Foundation partnered with the UK Space Agency and […]

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Astro Pi upgrades launch today!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before our beloved SpaceDave left the Raspberry Pi Foundation to join the ranks of the European Space Agency (ESA) — and no, we’re still not jealous *ahem* — he kindly drafted us one final blog post about the Astro Pi upgrades heading to the International Space Station today! So here it is. Enjoy! We are […]

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Mission Space Lab flight status announced!

Reading Time: 6 minutes In September of last year, we launched our 2017/2018 Astro Pi challenge with our partners at the European Space Agency (ESA). Students from ESA membership and associate countries had the chance to design science experiments and write code to be run on one of our two Raspberry Pis on the International Space Station (ISS). Submissions […]

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Astro Pi celebrates anniversary of ISS Columbus module

Reading Time: 3 minutes Right now, 400km above the Earth aboard the International Space Station, are two very special Raspberry Pi computers. They were launched into space on 6 December 2015 and are, most assuredly, the farthest-travelled Raspberry Pi computers in existence. Each year they run experiments that school students create in the European Astro Pi Challenge. Left: Astro […]