Rocket Science

On 2nd September 2015 two kilograms of Rocket Seed traveled to the International Space Station with Tim Peake (the first British ESA astronaut)

Major Peake has asked some schoolchildren to plant the rocket seeds that he have in orbit with him, and compare their growth with rocket plants that have stayed on Earth. The study will help find ways to grow food in space which will be essential if humans travel to distant planets. This is an extremely important contribution to solving one of the main stumbling blocks to living and working in space for prolonged periods. 

The seeds are being distributed to just 10,000 school, and our Class 3 children are delighted to be asked to become part of this experiment.

Class 3 will plant the seeds at the start of the Summer term and monitor the growth. The results will be added to a national database that will be published for everyone to see.

Although it will be our Class 3 children that become Space Biologists for the term, we want to invite all the children and parents to come into school to see the seeds grow.

Our children will be posting updates on the website throughout the experiment.

Tim Peake said "With the Rocket Science project, young people across the UK can help us prepare for the next stage of human exploration. I'm delighted that this study to help find ways to grow food in extreme conditions is getting thousands of young people involved in studying plants and science."





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Mawdesley St. Peter's Church of England Primary School

Hurst Green, Mawdesley, Ormskirk L40 2QT

Main Contact: Mrs Carole Fairhurst and Mrs Julie Lavery

Tel: 01704 822657

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