I'm an Astronaut, Get me out of here

Meet and interact with the people behind Principia and human space missions in this online activity for schools, and get a chance to connect with Tim Peake himself!


  • 7-11
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16-18

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School students are always curious about living in space. They ask questions like:

  • If you were born in space, would you be able to survive the radiation?
  • If we build a huge space station like the Death Star, will it have enough gravity to carry people on it?
  • Can you bring cheese into space?

Now they can get answers to these questions from the engineers, medics, instructors and others who make human space missions possible: the Astro Support Team!

On the I’m an Astronaut website students get to ask members of this Astro Support Team anything they want in four different rounds leading up to, and during, the Principia mission. The students challenge the Team over fast-paced text-based live chats and then vote for their favourite Team member to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

The Astro Support Team is made up of engineers, scientists, astronaut instructors, medics, flight controllers… Anyone who has a role to play in Tim’s mission and the International Space Station, and who showcases the wide range of possible space-related careers.

The Astro Support Team will also nominate schools to take part in a live chat with Tim Peake once he returns to Earth. This is a fantastic opportunity for school students to put their questions to the first British ESA astronaut as he gets used to terrestrial gravity and normal food. Hopefully, he will also be prepared for the students’ probing questions!

I’m an Astronaut Get me out of here