Space chats blast off with help of Morecambe pupils

Children from St Mary's School in Morecambe are taking parts in online chats with the team behind the Principia Space Mission.
Children from St Mary's School in Morecambe are taking parts in online chats with the team behind the Principia Space Mission.
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Children from a school in Morecambe have been selected to take part in online chats with the team behind the mission launching the first official British astronaut into space.

Tim Peake blasted off into space today to live and work on the International Space Station for six months.

As part of the Principia Mission ‘I’m An Astronaut’ has been launched getting members of the team behind human space missions talking to school students across the UK.

St Mary’s School in Morecambe is one of 30 schools in the north of England selected to engage in interactive online chats with the mission support team.

The Year 5 pupils will be asking questions about Tim’s space mission.

Francesca Casari, of St Mary’s School said: “This is a wonderful learning opportunity for our school and each class is thinking of some interesting questions to put to the Astro Team Members to ensure we win our round. “We are so privileged to take part in this project as very few schools in the UK have been selected.”

The Astro Support Team members will also be voting for their favourite live chat and one school from each round will win the opprtunity to take part in a live chat with Tim Peake when he returns from the International Space Station in 2016.

For more information visit https://principia.org.uk/.