In 2010, we accidentally set up our own space agency with the mission to ‘inspire the next generation of poet-scientists and space explorers’. Since then the Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA) has won a stack of awards for its interactive projects, thousands of children around the world are signed up as Agents of UNSA and our patron is the British ESA astronaut Tim Peake who is currently in space!
“The Unlimited Space Agency is great. Their approach to inspiring children about science is rigorous, fun and it works! I’m proud to serve with them on their mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and space explorers.” Tim Peake, astronaut
To celebrate Tim’s mission to the International Space Station, we created the Astro Science Challenge – a space science adventure for children aged 7-11 now available as an App to download for Apple or Android devices from the Astro Science Challenge website. It’s been made in collaboration with some of the UK’s most brilliant space science organisations including the UK Space Agency, The Met Office, The Science Museum, The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Young Rewired State, the British Science Association and the European Space Agency.
We’ve also produced a show, How I Hacked My Way Into Space all about how UNSA came into being and we got our very own astronaut into space. It takes place in UNSA headquarters, THE SPACE SHED. And yes, it’s all true.
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