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British astronaut calls on kids to join his Destination Space mission

British astronaut calls on kids to join his Destination Space mission

Budding space explorers have been commanded to join British astronaut Tim Peake’s crew as he jets off with the Destination Space programme.

Backed by the UK Space Agency, the initiative will see Science Centres in Aberdeen and Dundee join forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut Tim Peake to offer little ones the chance to join his crew.

Mini cadets will be able to learn all about space travel, life on the International Space Station and what great adventures lie ahead in the science and space sector when they grow up at the event, which runs from October 10.

via STV via STV

Ahead of Tim’s launch to the International Space Station on December 15, a calendar of family shows and live events will take place in Aberdeen and Dundee over the coming weeks.

Meet-the-expert sessions and a live astronaut science show will explain all about Tim’s Principia mission and visitors to the centre’s will be able to take part in experiments, watch rocket demonstrations, try their very own hovercrafts, interact wiuth space equipment and see video footage from the space station itself.

Liz Hodge, CEO at Aberdeen’s Science Centre, said: "We are absolutely delighted to join forces with our colleagues at the other science centres in Scotland and the rest of UK to highlight this exciting space adventure involving ESA’s first British astronaut.

"From operating a robotic to meeting experts and understanding the science behind 'take-off', this programme gives visitors an overview of all the exciting aspects of space science."

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