The UK Space Agency aims to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by partnering the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge and introducing Scouts to the exciting and growing world of space engineering and space science. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through Scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by Scout Leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.

Scout Astronautics Badge

Resources containing imaginative activities to guide your Scouts through the requirements of the Scout Astronautics Activity Badge are now available. This includes activities on rocket building, spacecraft modelling and learning more about space missions.

Autumn 2017! UK Space Agency is creating new resources to support the Astronautics Badge! Discover the first two activities: Keep satellites in orbit and Earth observation!

You can also use some activities created by the UK Space Agency that are featured in our Make Do Share magazine!

Make Do Share Winter 15 - Ground Control

Make Do Share Spring 16 - Train Like Tim Peake

Make Do Share Autumn 17 - Mission to the moon

On 15th December 2015 former Scout and astronaut Tim Peake launched his mission to the International Space Station and returned to Earth on June 18th 2016. He is the first British ESA astronaut to visit the Space Station.
In October 2017, Tim Peake has become a new Scout Ambassador and said: 'Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals.' If you want to know more click here.

The Mission

Tim's six-month mission to the International Space Station, called 'Principia', used the unique environment of space to run experiments and try new technologies.

Read the Mission Blog here

About UK Space Agency

The space sector is predicted to grow rapidly over the next decade as satellite technology, space exploration and other practical benefits of space are realised and developed. This growth will create a whole range of interesting careers for young people. The practical and problem-solving skills developed through scouting, along with the enthusiasm for science shown by scout leaders, could be instrumental in encouraging this future generation of space scientists and engineers.

The government created the UK Space Agency in 2010. One of the agency’s aims is to inspire our next generation of UK scientists and engineers by motivating young people to study STEM and space. 

Find out more about the UK Space Agency

ESERO-UK, ESA's Space Education and Resource Office offers a database of free downloadable activities on space.

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