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NASA, Raspberry Pi and a mini rover

Reading Time: 4 minutes NASA scientist Dr Jamie Molaro plans to conduct potentially ground-breaking research using a Raspberry Pi seismometer and a mini rover. Jamie has been working on a payload-loaded version of NASA’s Open Source Rover In the summer of 2018, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a mini planetary rover with the aim of letting students, […]

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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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Build a SatNOGS ground station with a Raspberry Pi 3B+ | HackSpace magazine #18

Reading Time: 8 minutes The big feature on outer space in issue 18 of HackSpace magazine, available from today, shows you how to build your own satellite and launch it into orbit. No, we’re not kidding, this is an actual thing you can do. And to track the satellite you’ve launched, or another satellite you’re interested in, here’s how […]

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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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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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Build your own Arthur satellite dish for tracking the ISS

Reading Time: 3 minutes Construct a 3D paper model of the iconic Arthur satellite dish that notifies you whenever the International Space Station passes overhead! Project_Arthur Project_Arthur is a fun project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly. The model will track the location of the ISS (International Space […]

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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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3D Printed Gnome Goes to Space to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

Reading Time: 3 minutes A gnome (or krasnale), a symbol of the Polish city of Wroclaw, has been 3D printed and launched into the stratosphere to prove that the only limits are ones we set in our minds. That, and it’s in celebration of 100 years of Polish independence. If you’ve visited Wroclaw, you’ll most likely have noticed one […]

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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 […]

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Astro Pi Mission Zero: your code is in space

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every school year, we run the European Astro Pi challenge to find the next generation of space scientists who will program two space-hardened Raspberry Pi units, called Astro Pis, living aboard the International Space Station. Italian ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli with the Astro Pi units. Image credit ESA. Astro Pi Mission Zero The 2017–2018 challenge included […]

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Going Interstellar – Laser Propulsion Could Take Humans to Mars in Just 3-Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDuAiA6kX0″ opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] Philip Lubin, a researcher at the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Experimental Cosmology Group, has proposed an innovative propulsion method that could eventually transport humans to Mars in 3-days or less. It involves an unmanned spacecraft with a one-meter […]

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IXS Enterprise – NASA Unveils Incredible Design for Warp Drive Spacecraft!

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4n1DwxW5Zk” opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] According to Professor Geraint Lewis, from the University of Sydney, warp speed within the next 100-years is possible, enabling us to travel between galaxies a reality. This concept was part of Einstein’s theory of relativity, which describes how we can […]

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57-Year-Old Google Executive Jumps from Edge of Space!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sets New World Record! Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president of Knowledge at Google, was lifted up to the edge of space earlier this morning by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico. He fell faster than the speed of sound and […]