As British ESA astronaut Tim Peake prepares for his upcoming spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS), students across the country are being encouraged to get in on the action by taking part in a variety of education and outreach activites being run by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).
Free-of-charge resources for educational activities related to Tim's mission are available from the Space Education Office web site at www.esero.org.uk/timpeake.
More activities and resources will be added over the coming months. To stay up to date with all the opportunities for your school or organisation, sign up to the Principia Mission newsletter from the UK Space Agency at www.gov.uk/ukspaceagency.
The UK Space Agency is inviting children between the ages of 7 and 14 to design a British-inspired, balanced and exciting meal for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to eat during his 6 month mission to the International Space Station (ISS) next year.
The winning entrants will be invited to develop their ideas further with celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, and these ideas will be turned into real space food that will be launched to the ISS.
The competition is accompanied by a set of education resources to support learning, using the context of space to explain nutrition and the importance of good diet.