Running your code in space!

It’s the time of the year again, where the Raspberry Pi Foundation runs its yearly Astro Pi Challenge for young people across Europe and beyond. Students aged up to 19 can write code for a chance to have astronauts to run it on the Astro Pis in space aboard the International Space Station.

For this week’s live stream we invited past Astro Pi winners Farouk, Selim, and Tim to share about their experience and how it felt to have their code selected to run in space! In their Astro Pi Mission Space Lab experiment, they studied how the ISS orbits around the Earth, using code to look at the acceleration and orientation of the ISS. The three friends shared so much more about their team dynamic and what they’re currently working on, so make sure you watch the stream if you weren’t able to join us live. 

To finish off the stream, Mr. C and Christina showed us how to code using the Astro Pi emulator in Python. If you’re interested in participating in this year’s Astro Pi Challenge, this is a great place to start! You can also learn more about Astro Pi by visiting the Astro Pi homepage today. 

We’re blasting off now, but we’ll be back next week for another live stream! See you then, digital makers.

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