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| Issue 19

Building a space habitat in the classroom

...limiting the weight of material taken to space and building in backup safety equipment (redundancy). Weight must be minimised as transport into space is extremely expensive. It currently costs about...

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy / space
       

| Issue 9

The International Space Station: a foothold in space

...to fly in space. It is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA)w1, the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA)w2, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)w3, the Canadian...

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
           

| Issue 1

Spiders in Space : a collaboration between education and research

...a tribute to the seven astronauts” – Greg Carstairs, student.   ‘Bees in Space’ ‘Spiders in Space’ will be followed by a much larger space experiment, ‘Bees in Space’. Expressions...

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: Biology, Astronomy / space, General science
 

| Issue 17

Teachers fly high at the European Space Agency

...to be invited to take part in the European Space Agency’s first human spaceflight teacher workshop at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. Not only...

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Events
 

| Issue 8

Laboratory in space: interview with Bernardo Patti

...from the European Space Agency (ESA), which by itself has 17 European member states, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Canadian, Russian and Japanese space agencies...

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 10

The International Space Station: life in space

...scientific experiments; the rest of their time is spent on maintenance, Station control activities and spacewalks. Spacewalks (or extravehicular activities, EVAs) are necessary for construction, maintenance and for the installation...

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Astronomy / space
         

| Issue 22

Maggie Aderin-Pocock: a career in space

...Canadian Space Agency, the James Webb Space Telescope will replace the Hubble Space Telescope and is due to be launched in 2018. “As a child, I wanted to be an...

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 49

Astrofarmer: how to grow plants in space

...as a food source and more. Astronauts plan to grow food on future spacecraft and other planets to enable self-sufficient space exploration. NASA Growing plants in space In space, the...

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Biology, Astronomy / space
         

| Issue 8

The Automated Transfer Vehicle – supporting Europe in space

...Now move this journey 350 km into space, and substitute, for the stationary Wembley Stadium, the International Space Station (ISS), which covers approximately the same area as the football pitch...

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space