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School and Student Winners

We asked the Launch Zone Astro Support Team to select a student, and the school whose live chat stood out for them; the school and student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most. In each round of the competition, students from the winning school, and the individual student winner will go on to take part in the final live chat with Tim Peake and the Astro Support Team winners next summer. So, for fantastic engagement, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the winners are… School winner: Fowey River Academy Student winner: Octopus Prime, Matravers School Well done to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, comments, and live chats but there could only be one student winner, and one winning school.

Posted on January 7, 2016 by modantony in News | 2 Comments

Thank you from your winner – Julia!

Hi everyone! Wow – I am chuffed that I won your vote! Can I firstly say what an amazing opportunity it was to be involved in I’m An Astronaut Get Me Out of Here. What an incredible way to help get all you guys learning more about space and how you can get involved one day! I’d especially like to thank all of the team who make the program possible, if it wasn’t for you, it would never have run so smoothly. I had so much fun talking to you all of you! I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of the students that got involved and asked some fantastic questions. You even challenged me with a few – but as I said to quite a few of you, I love being challenged, so that’s a win-win situation for me right there! It would not have … Continue reading

Posted on December 21, 2015 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Launch Zone winner: Julia Attias Hard luck to Alexander Finch but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science and engineering now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on December 18, 2015 by iaaukadmin in News | Leave a comment

The next Team Member out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Simon Challis This leaves just “Curious, ambitious and personable” Julia and “Rational. Quirky. Adventure-seeking” Alex to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on December 17, 2015 by iaaukadmin in News | Leave a comment

The second Team Member evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Delma Childers   The Astro Support Team members left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of space, science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.  

Posted on December 16, 2015 by iaaukadmin in News | 3 Comments

The first Team Member evicted is…

The first member of the Astro Support Team to be evicted is… Andrew Winnard One Astro Support Team member will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the Astro Support Team answer. Do you think the Team is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by modemily in News | 2 Comments

Get ready for I’m an Astronaut!

The Launch Zone of I’m an Astronaut begins on Monday, with students from 25 schools located all over the country connecting with the Astro Support Team! During 7th–18th December, there’ll be two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days! Let’s meet the Astro Support Team and the schools who’ll be challenging them in the Launch Zone… The Astro Support Team Simon Challis | Flight Director  I’m part of Mission Control in Munich, looking after the Columbus Module and the ISS crew! I will be ‘on-console’ during Tim’s Mission. Julia Attias | PhD Student at King’s College London I am researching the Gravity-Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit, which aims to re-create gravity through the body, in an attempt to help keep astronauts’ bodies protected from losing muscle and bone. Andreas Mogensen tested it on the International Space Station in September 2015 it may be that the skinsuit is involved in missions which may involve Tim in the future Delma Childers | … Continue reading

Posted on December 2, 2015 by modantony in News | Leave a comment