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Destination Space Needs You: Astronaut TimPeake calls on UK to join his crew

Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children all over the UK with a unique opportunity to join his crew, learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station.

With over 20 million visitors to UK science centres every year, Destination Space will give families across the nation the chance to learn about Tim Peake’s mission through hands-on experiments, rocket demonstrations, space equipment and video from the International Space Station.

As well as learning about Tim Peake’s work on the International Space Station, the programme will celebrate the team behind Tim, highlighting great opportunities for young people within the science and space sectors.

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.

Visitors to the National Space Centre will be able to #JointheCrew over the October Half Term period, including an interactive family show and designation to their very own crew position. A unique personality tool has been developed that allows people to secure their place in Tim Peake’s crew, assigning everyone a role based on their interests and preferences.

To find out more, please visit the NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE website.