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Astro Pi: Mission Space Lab – 208 Teams From 22 Countries Achieve Flight Status

6 Apr 2020, 12:15 UTC
Astro Pi: Mission Space Lab – 208 Teams From 22 Countries Achieve Flight Status
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AstroPis running on the International Space Station. (Credit: ESA)

PARIS (ESA PR) — After a long process of testing and judging your experiments, ESA and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are delighted to announce that 208 teams in 22 countries have been granted ‘flight status’ and will progress onto Phase 3 (Deploy) and Phase 4 (Analyse) of Mission Space Lab 2019/2020.

The teams’ experiments were selected based on their experiment idea, the quality of their code, and the feasibility of their project – with special attention paid to comments included in their code. The selected programs have each been tested on the ground for 3 hours, in order to ensure that the experiments will run without errors on board the ISS.

127 teams from Life on Earth and 81 teams from Life in Space have progressed. These teams are made up of 802 young people, with 66% male participants and 32% female participants, and an average age of 15. Spain (29) has the most teams progressing to the next round, closely followed by Italy (22), the United Kingdom (19) and Canada (17).

In the coming weeks, the experiments will be deployed to the ISS and overseen by an astronaut on board. ...

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