Ask the Astronaut- Questions answered by UK AstronautTim Peake
Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 10:01
Children from 3 Leicester schools have had their questions about space answered by UK Astronaut Tim Peake in an incredible interactive resource, and now, thanks to the generosity of Major Tim Peake, we are able to make this resource available to all children in the UK for educational purposes.
'Ask the astronaut' was developed by Attenborough Arts centre as part of the Little Inventors in Space project in partnership with Little Inventors and Inspirate. The project is funded by the UK Space Agency, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England, and encourages young people to learn about STEM through creating their own ideas for space themed inventions.
Major Tim Peake spent six months on the International Space Station (ISS) from December 2015 and became just the second person to wear the UK patch on his space suit when he embarked on a 'spacewalk' in January 2016.
Questions ranged from "How do you prepare for floating in space?" to Major Peake's favourite memory of the ISS, which involved clinging on to the outside of the space craft and looking down at planet Earth as he orbited the planet at more than 17,000mph.He also answered pressing questions on an astronaut's diet, sleep patterns and – most importantly – how to use the toilet in space.
This lesson-friendly resource with Major Tim Peake is available via the Attenborough Arts Centre website, just follow the link below. Please note the content of this online resource is not to be reproduced. Tim Peake has kindly agreed to make this resource free to access for educational purposes only.