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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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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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ISS Mimic: A Raspberry Pi-powered International Space Station model that syncs with the real thing

Reading Time: 7 minutes A group of us NASA engineers work on the International Space Station (ISS) for our day-jobs but craved something more tangible than computer models and data curves to share with the world. So, in our free time, we built ISS Mimic. It’s still in the works, but we are publishing now to celebrate 20 years […]

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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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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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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 […]