To the ISS and beyond…

A model of Buzz Lightyear, which spent fifteen months on the ISS before returning via the space shuttle to be feted in a tickertape parade with namesake Buzz Aldrin last Friday, is to head two challenges to US schoolchildren run by both NASA and Disney.

Students aged 6-12 are invited to create mission patches for the 12inch astronaut and send them in with 100 word essays. The winning design will be flown into space and returned to the winner, who will also enjoy tours of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Disney World.

Students in the fifth to eighth grade are invited to design experiments to be performed on the International Space Station. The twelve winning experiments will all be performed on the ISS by the end of the school year.

Meanwhile, Disney and NASA will be creating launching a new online game. Further information on all of these NASA Education program events can be found here.

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