Principia Mission

British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake spent 6 months living and working onboard the International Space Station.  The UK Space Agency brings you news of all of the activities taking place here in the UK, as well as updates on Tim and information on how you can get involved.

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Principia Mission Education Grants Awarded

22 August 2016

In May 2016 we announced that up to £100,000 was being made available to organisations that would help further the impact of Tim’s mission on young people and to maximise the legacy of the education and outreach programme. We are pleased to announce that we have selected 10 partners to receive grants as part of… Read more

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UK Science

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Mission calendar dates

23 July 2016 to 4 September 2016

RHS Rocket Science Summer Holiday Fun

Blast off with the RHS this summer! Heading to one of the four RHS Gardens at Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr to bring some intergalactic fun to your summer holidays.

2 November 2016

Schools Conference: Portsmouth

School children and groups can apply now to present their work that has been inspired by Tim’s mission.

5 November 2016

School Conference: York

Apply now! Young people can present their work inspired by the Principia mission to their peers and industry experts.