June 18 Royal Aeronautical Society
Royal Aeronautical Society
Astronauts invite students to apply for space class of 2013
6 June 2012
Budding young astronauts aged 8 – 13 from across the UK are invited to take part in astronaut training at a special event at the Royal Aeronautical Society on June 18th 2012 as part of Mission X 2013. The UK Space Agency is backing Mission X – a programme designed by NASA to encourage school students to be more physically active. It uses astronaut training to teach how good food and exercise play an important role in human performance in space and on the Earth.
Cosmonaut Valarie Tokorev and surgeon Dr Jon Clark and Excalibur Almaz Chief Executive Art Dula will be on hand at the event to congratulate astronaut class of 2012 and to make the call for astronaut call of 2013. Students from Mission X 2012 schools will be given an unique view into the challenges of living and working in space … and a couple of lucky would be astronauts will be able to get suited for space in actual flown astronaut suits.
The Have Spacesuit Will Travel event on June 18th is open to teachers and educators interesting in taking part in MX 2013. Teachers will be able to find out about the programme first hand from this years astronaut corps. TThe Have Spacesuit Will Travel event is supported by the Heinlein Education Trust. Schools interested in Mission X can find out more by looking up the www.trainlikeanastronaut.org website or by contacting Heather MacRae at firstname.lastname@example.org.