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Calling all space coders! A quick announcement: T minus ten days to the deadline of our latest Astro Pi competition. You have until 12 noon on Thursday 31st March to submit your Sonic Pi tunes and MP3 player code. British ESA astronaut Tim Peake wants students to compose music in Sonic Pi for him to … Continue reading →
We’re thrilled to be able to show you some brand new video that British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has sent to us from the International Space Station. Tim shows us the Astro Pi flight units, Ed and Izzy, running kids’ apps and experiments on board the ISS. Private Video on Vimeo Join the web’s most … Continue reading →
Right now, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake is using one of our intrepid Astro Pi flight units, Ed, to run UK school students’ code on board the International Space Station. Ed’s sister unit, Izzy, will be turned on next week to carry out more students’ experiments. These two specially equipped Raspberry Pi computers are running … Continue reading →
Background Back in December, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake took two specially augmented Raspberry Pis, called Astro Pis, to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of his six-month mission. These Astro Pis are running experimental Python programs written by school-age students; the results will be downloaded back to Earth and made available online for … Continue reading →
Ed and Izzy On Monday this week we released the first of four short cartoons that tell the story of the Astro Pi mission. Part 1 introduces Ed and Izzy, the two Astro Pi flight units that are up in space right now. You may recognise the voice-over: it’s TV science presenter Fran Scott from … Continue reading →
Earlier this week, after three days of scrubs due to bad weather, the Astro Pi payload (two specially cased Raspberry Pis, Sense HATs and lots of experiments coded by UK school children) was finally launched into space on Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo freighter on its fourth resupply mission to the ISS. The precious payload is inside the … Continue reading →
Tonight, two specially augmented Raspberry Pi computers, called Astro Pis, will launch into SPAAAAACE! The Astro Pis will be running experimental Python programs written by school-age students, where the results will be downloaded back to Earth and made available online for all to see. When: 22:55:41 GMT (first launch window opens) Where: Cape Canaveral, Florida, … Continue reading →
This December, British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake will be taking two specially augmented Raspberry Pis called Astro Pis to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of his six-month mission. These Astro Pis will be running experimental Python programs written by school-age students; the results will be downloaded back to Earth and made available online … Continue reading →
Those of you who regularly read our blog will know all about Astro Pi. If not then, to briefly recap, two specially augmented Raspberry Pis (called Astro Pis) are being launched to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission starting in December. The launch date is December the … Continue reading →
The road to space is long and winding, but the two Astro Pi flight units are almost there! The next thing for us after this is to hand over the final payload to the European Space Agency so it can be loaded onto the Soyuz-45S rocket for launch on December 15th with British ESA Astronaut … Continue reading →