Find a mission name for Astronaut Tim
24 March 2014
ESA astronaut Timothy Peake will be heading to the International Space Station next year and he needs your help to name his six-month mission. Send us your suggestion and help to make history. The winner will receive a mission patch signed by Tim himself!
Tim was a helicopter test pilot and instructor before joining ESA’s astronaut corps in 2009. He was assigned his mission last May and has been training non-stop to be part of Expedition 46/47 to the orbital outpost. He is following a long line of British explorers and scientists, stretching from the South Pole and the Nile to the Himalayas and now to outer space.
ESA’s human spaceflight programme is aimed at gaining the knowledge to improve people’s lives on Earth and to explore our Solar System. With this knowledge comes advances in areas such as science, technology and medicine.
Tim is an ambassador for UK science and space careers and works with the UK Space Agency developing their microgravity research programme. Tim will be the first British astronaut on the Station.
As long as your entry is short and not copyrighted it should be eligible for entry. Click the link to read the full competition details and to send us your mission name. If your entry is chosen, it will fly to the Station with Tim!