Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres from across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children with a unique opportunity to join his crew, learn about human space flight and find out more about life on the International Space Station.
Techniquest Glyndŵr is one of just 20 Science Discovery Centres across the UK who will be helping to give families the chance to learn about the mission through hands-on experiments, rocket demonstrations, space equipment and video from the International Space Station. As well as learning about Tim’s own research work on the International Space Station.
The programme will also celebrate the team behind Tim, highlighting the many great opportunities for young people within the science and space sectors. Not everyone has to be an astronaut to make a valuable contribution to the programme! See live and interactive ‘Destination Space’ shows in here in North Wales in 2016 Explore what life is like for the entire space crew in our ‘Destination Space’ family show celebrating UK astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS). With amazing demonstrations and supersonic science experiments including building rockets, launching astronauts and learning about life in space on the ISS, this inspiring show is an out-of-this world experience not to be missed.
Online, ‘Destination Space’ follows Tim Peake’s adventures in space and encourages the UK to get behind his mission through the inspiring figures who will be supporting his adventures. Everyone can sign up for training with Tim and share their endeavours via a social media command centre.
A unique personality tool has also been developed that allows people to secure their place in Tim Peake’s crew, assigning everyone a role based on their interests and preferences. The Destination Space Programme has been created and delivered by the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres in Bristol working in partnership with expert teams at the National Space Centre in Leicester, Science Museum in London and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Cheshire
To join the Destination Space crew go to: www.DestinationSpace.uk