A national programme celebrating the achievements of British ESA astronaut Tim
Peake and the wonders of human spaceflight.
Space is a national STEM programme funded by the UK Space Agency, to engage,
inspire and involve families with school-age children, school groups and
communities across the UK with the amazing stories, science and achievements of human spaceflight,
as part of a national celebration of Tim Peake's Principia mission.
ASDC and partners
created, developed and delivered an excellent set of science engagement
equipment along with a suite of activities including an interactive hands-on
family show, three curriculum-linked STEM workshops for schools, a series of
‘meet the expert’ activities and special event and branding materials. ASDC
then selected, equipped and trained 20 UK science centres to deliver the full
Destination Space programme to inspire people across the nation with Tim
programme of Destination Space launched in the October half term 2015, followed
by the schools programme in January 2016. Delivery continued in the science
centres until January 20th 2017 with many centres saying they will
continue to engage their audiences with both the public and schools programme
into the future.
children and adults have participated in Destination Space, taking part in the
school workshops, family shows or at events to celebrate Tim Peake’s launch
into space and safe return. Of these, 100,244 were school students who
had been brought by teachers to science centres to take part in specific
curriculum-linked schools’ workshops. Overall, 75,741 people met and spoke with
a space scientist or engineer through the special meet the expert events,
helping to showcase the types of careers that are possible with science.
The programme was
supported online via the Destination Space website: