The Great British Space Dinner

human spaceflight, science communication

The UK Space Agency has launched a competition for school children between the ages of 7 and 14 to design a British-inspired, balanced and exciting meal for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to eat during his 6 month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The winning contestants will be invited to develop their ideas further with celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, and these ideas will be turned into real space food that will be launched to the ISS. They will also be invited to an event that will include a live link up with Tim during his stay on the ISS.

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Name Tim’s mission

human spaceflight, science communication, space exploration

timpeakeThe European Space Agency (ESA) are seeking entries to name British ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake’s mission.

Full details can be found on the ESA website.

Send your proposal by 10:00 GMT (11:00 BST/12:00 CEST) on 4 April 2014.

In May of last year, Tim Peake was selected to conduct a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and will fly as part of Expedition 46/47 in November 2015. He will become Britain’s first “official” astronaut.

Follow Tim on Twitter @astro_timpeake.