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School and Student Winners

We asked the Training 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: Newstead Wood School Student winner: Sheldon Cooper, Caroline Chisholm 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 October 22, 2015 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Beth!

Hello from Antarctica! I hope you all enjoyed I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here as much as I did! Your questions were great and I think I learnt just as much as you did by answering them! I think we have certainly set the standard high for future zones to come! I think the rest of my crew wondered where I had disappeared to for the past fortnight as I was glued to the computer screen. The live chats were my favourite part and I don’t think I’ve ever typed so quickly! I hope that this experience has promoted interest in and raised awareness of the opportunities available to become involved in spaceflight industry and research in the future. Thanks again to the organisers of the event, who made this possible and of course a huge congratulations to all those who participated and made it such a pleasure … Continue reading

Posted on October 20, 2015 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

And the winner of the Training Zone is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Training Zone winner: BETH HEALEY Hard luck to The Columbus Flight Directors; Libby, Simon and Sergio! But a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Beth will take part in a live chat with Tim Peake in the summer of 2016, where the winning schools will get to take part with them. 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 October 16, 2015 by modemily in News | 2 Comments

The next Team Member out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Anne Visscher This leaves just “Determined (Libby), Reactive (Sergio), Curious (Simon)” Columbus Flight Directors and “Tiny, adventurous & enthusiastic” Beth to fight it out to be placed into the final. Students, you need to VOTE for who you’d like to see go through to the final live chat with Tim Peake.

Posted on October 15, 2015 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

The second Team Member evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Jonathan Scott   Who do YOU want to see in the final? You now have a new VOTE to use before 3 pm tomorrow. 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. Please fill in the SECOND questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.  

Posted on October 14, 2015 by modemily in News | 2 Comments

The first Team Member evicted is…

The first member of the Astro Support Team you’ve evicted is… Tom Morse 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. 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 October 13, 2015 by modemily in News | 2 Comments

Training Zone: Who’s taking part

I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here starts this October, with students from 25 schools located all over the country connecting with the Astro Support Team in the Training Zone! Between 5th–16th October, schools students will challenge the engineer, medic, instructor, scientist and flight controller who make up the Team through fast-paced live chats and probing questions, before voting for their favourite Team member. For the latest news and announcements about I’m an Astronaut follow @iaagmooh on Twitter and look out for the hashtag #Principia. Let’s meet the schools and the Astro Support Team who’ll be interacting in the Training Zone… The Astro Support Team Anne Visscher | Career Development Fellow in Comparative Seed Biology, Kew Gardens, UK If humans want to travel to other planets and stay there for a long time, they need to take seeds with them. Without seeds, they cannot grow plants for food, oxygen, clean water and many other things that they … Continue reading

Posted on September 18, 2015 by modantony in News | 13 Comments