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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]