The names of the new Astro Pi computers get revealed

Reading Time: 4 minutes We and our collaborators at ESA Education are excited to announce that 17,168 programs written by young people from 26 countries have been successfully deployed on board the International Space Station (ISS) for the European Astro Pi Challenge 2021/22. And we can finally reveal the names of the two new and upgraded Astro Pi computers…… Continue reading The names of the new Astro Pi computers get revealed

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

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

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!

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

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…… Continue reading 6558 programs from young people have run on the ISS for Astro Pi 2019/20!

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

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…… Continue reading The European Astro Pi Challenge is back for 2018/2019

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