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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]